Isbel Diaz

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…

USAID on Cuban TV

October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment »

Images of humanitarian aid that USAID gives to third world countries reach my baffled eyes on a Cuban TV show, after a week of the Cuban government manouevring against World Learning grants (because they receive funds precisely from USAID).

The Iranian President Isn’t Welcome Here in Cuba

September 19, 2016 | 12 comments

In its waltz with the world’s dictators, the Cuban government isn’t satisfied with just recently going to hug egomaniac Eternal North Korean President Kim Il-Sung, but now it’s receiving the Iranian head-of-state who rules the world’s leading country in homosexual persecution.