Isbel Diaz


Trees Are NOT the Problem

October 7, 2017 | No Comments »

The effect of Hurricane Irma on the trees of our cities has been devastating, but perhaps the worst is the treatment given by people and institutions in charge of hygiene and the city order, ripping off the last green branch, discarding strong and healthy trees.




The Ghost of Hydraulic Willpower returns to Cuba

June 30, 2017 | 6 comments

The new “State Plan to tackle Climate Change”, is trying to pick up on one of the most disastrous experiences of Communist(?) willpower in the 20th century: Hydraulic Resolve. The consequences for the flora, fauna and water table are numerous.




GMOs in Cuba: More Questions than Answers

May 29, 2017 | 6 comments

Once again, Cuban TV has brought up the subject of GM crops on its “Pasaje a lo Desconocido” show, where two experts on the subject, with opposite views, discussed the impact of this technology, which has been present in Cuba for some time now.




Havana Mall Hikes its Prices

May 12, 2017 | 6 comments

The Galerias Paseo shopping center, located in the Cuban capital, surprisingly hiked up the prices of the majority of its products, which I myself was able to confirm. It was done in secret and not even the salespeople were aware of it.




May 1st in Cuba: No Compromise!

May 1, 2017 | 2 comments

In preparation for International Workers Day in Cuba, the offensive from the official media has been the usual, overwhelming, full of empty, decontextualized, grandiose phrases that lack any substance. It bores and distresses.




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.