Kabir Vega’s Diary

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 | 2 comments

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.

Our USA Father has Abandoned Us

January 20, 2017 | 2 comments

Although the repeal of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy had undoubtedly been the result of long negotiations between the Cuban and US governments, it seemed to have happened within the blink of an eye for the Cuban people. I’ve been trying to find out what people I know think about this change.

The Other Dangers of Dengue

January 6, 2017 | 3 comments

As the result of a long media campaign and a wave of fumigations against dengue, the dangers of this virus are well-known, a virus which can be lethal in some cases. However, health professional’s rush to diagnose it can also be the reason for chaos.

It’s Not the Same in the Yuma (USA)

December 19, 2016 | 3 comments

It’s not strange to see a group of boys playing soccer and for one of them to shout “asshole” to another one of them because of the mistake he made. In environments where video-games are played, the worst insults imaginable also form part of this experience.