Isbel Diaz


A Brief Example of Institutionalized Racism in Cuba

March 27, 2017 | 16 comments

While talking to some German socialists in a noisy and touristy cafe on 23rd and O Streets, in Vedado, I watched a policeman in action on the corner of La Rampa cinema, asking to see the ID of passers-by.




Dog Mistreated on Cuban TV

March 7, 2017 | No Comments »

In an episode of the Cuban cop show “Tras la huella” broadcast on the night of February 26th, a dog seemed to play a significant role in the plot. At one point, the pet dog was found by the cops, hidden in a closet, unconscious with his tongue hanging out.




Cuban Government Ignores People’s Struggle

January 24, 2017 | 5 comments

While in the Dominican Republic on Sunday thousands of workers, students, anti-capitalist fighters, anarchists and women took to the streets to denounce the corruption of their government and the Brazilian company Odebrecht; an official Cuban delegation drank coffee and took photos.




New Water Law Endangers Cuban Natural Resources

December 27, 2016 | 2 comments

The Cuban parliament will approve a new law which will try to organize national water resource management, and adjust it to the economic model that has been sponsored by the elite in power. The document hopes to draw out an “integrated and sustainable” approach to using these resources…




More Lies about Cuban GMOs

December 22, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Dr. Luis A. Montero Cabrera is ready to “destroy genetical wealth which will never be regenerated in the future” in the same way that “forests have been cut down” so as to dedicate this land to agricultural uses, according to his own words published in an interview on the official Cubadebate website.




Cuba Opens Up Its Ports to Polluting Cruise Ships

December 9, 2016 | 9 comments

The cruise company Carnival Corporation, which began traveling to Cuba last May, has just been found guilty of pouring waste with oil into the ocean and of deliberately covering this up for 8 years.




Machismo Doesn’t Fit into a Photo

November 25, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Of course, it’s impossible to reflect such a complex issue like machismo is which could even be considered a kind of ideology that has its historic roots in the world’s system, in an image. This presented quite a challenge to the contest participants.




Firings and a Lack of Solidarity among Cubans

November 15, 2016 | 2 comments

After learning about the shocking news that professor Julio Antonio Fernandez Estrada, one of Cuba’s most talented and passionate young left-wing academics, had been laid off, I became very restless.




Cuba’s National Theater and its Awful Promotion of the Havana Ballet Festival

November 7, 2016 | No Comments »

I was witness to the National Theater’s awful management when it comes to promoting the performances that take to their stage, especially when it comes to promoting such an important event like the Havana Ballet Festival which ended on Sunday.




Havana Isn’t Feeling So Good

October 12, 2016 | 7 comments

As we’ve already verified in several posts published here on Havana Times, nothing changes in Havana with regard to its already dirty tradition. At times, I’ve thought that this problem is inherent to Cuba’s capital…