Achy Obejas, a Havana-born member of the In These Times Board of Editors, is the author of Ruins (Akashic 2009, akashicbooks.com) and Aguas & Otros Cuentos (Editorial Letras Cubanas, 2009). A former staff writer for the Chicago Tribune, she is also the translator, into Spanish, of Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead 2008). She is currently the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Mills College, Oakland, Calif.
Citizens of Nowhere
Thousands of Haitian-Dominicans were stripped of Dominican citizenship. Where's the U.S. outrage? MORE
Views · February 26, 2014
Obamacare After Obama
The Affordable Care Act's issues will be far from resolved by 2016. MORE
Views · December 24, 2013
How Cuba’s Bitter Sons Shut Down the U.S. Government
In Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the Tea Party found the perfect pawns. MORE
Views · November 12, 2013
Which Box Would Zimmerman Check?
How Trayvon Martin's killing challenged our assumptions about Latinos. MORE
Views · August 6, 2013
Robbing Peter to Pay DePaul
As Rahm Emanuel decimates public schools, he's gifting a private college $55 million in public funds. MORE
Views · July 16, 2013
Our Iron Curtain
The 'border security' provisions of the new immigration bill solve a problem that isn't. MORE
Views · June 10, 2013
The Next Chavez?
A narrow victory bought Nicolás Maduro immense power. MORE
Views · May 6, 2013
The Gay Old Party
Republicans are waving a white flag in their battle against marriage equality--or is that a rainbow flag? MORE
Views · April 16, 2013
The GOP’s Cuban Conundrum
As they begin to lose their Cuban-American base, Republicans start seeing faults in a Cold War-era immigration policy. MORE
Views · April 4, 2013
How Long Can Hugo Chavez Call In Sick?
Venezuela's ailing president has kept the wolves at bay for 69 days, but restlessness is brewing. MORE
Views · February 17, 2013