Kabir Vega’s Diary

A Game of Love and Cruelty

July 17, 2017 | 4 comments

I am aware that there might not be very many gamers among Havana Times readers, however, I’m going out on a limb today and will talk a little bit about a game that deserves a review.

Cubans Have Lost All Respect

June 28, 2017 | 4 comments

This phrase, Cubans have lost all respect, and other ones like it have come to light as some kind of reflection in some discussions, in a brief exchange of words or even on the spot, as if the person speaking has just discovered this.

The Holy USA family

June 1, 2017 | 1 Comment »

I have always liked films, especially dramas and animated movies. The last one I saw, copied off a flash drive of course, is the not so recent “The Boss Baby”.

Paying for Somebody Else’s Dream

May 4, 2017 | 2 comments

Rather than promoting a product for its quality or usefulness, propaganda today is aimed at cultivating the suffocating sensation of needing something, it doesn’t matter if it’s a feeling of artificial need.

The State Doesn’t Care about Nature

April 20, 2017 | 4 comments

It’s becoming a more and more frequent occurrence to find cut down trees everywhere in the city of Havana. Sometimes they don’t even have electricity cables above them, so I don’t understand why they have to be cut down.

Cuba’s “Quality” Telecommunication Services

March 29, 2017 | 3 comments

You don’t need a particular day to get annoyed with ETECSA. All you have to do is install the Nauta service on your mobile phone and you’ll discover more than enough reasons. Any service you ask for ends up disappointing you.

Social media: vulgarity and obscenity

March 27, 2017 | 3 comments

Vulgarity is being promoted without signs of stopping; we could even almost say that it is replacing creative or intelligent ideas. Everything is gaining a malicious, cruel tone, not only in depth but in decency too.

Indifference to Animal Pain – Those Who Walk on By

March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment »

A few days ago, a small shopping trip became a bitter walk. Traveling on a P11 city bus, a dog got on at one of the stops in Alamar without the driver realizing it.

Cuban Civility is Taking Steps Backwards

February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment »

A little while ago and for no particular reason, I decided to take a walk through Alamar, the city on the east side of Havana where I have lived for 16 years. The walk, which I began in a very good mood, became a depressing and heartbreaking experience.

Killing the Dream

February 3, 2017 | 3 comments

“The little prince” is one of the most read books in universal literature. In Cuba, we study this book in primary school or at the beginning of junior high school. However, you don’t really begin to unravel its philosophical foundations until you reach adulthood.