Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo: Cuban Dissident Blogger Yoani Sánchez

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On a three month world wide tour, dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez who writes Generación Y spoke at the libertarian think tank the Cato Institute in Washington, DC. For this Wordless Wednesday or Miércoles Mudo post, I show photographs snapped during her speech before I asked her about standing up to Raúl and Fidel Castro through technology–one blog […]

3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet

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If meat is missing from the menu at restaurants, schools, homes, even hospitals that’s because it’s Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is an international movement that encourages not eating meat one day a week. First promoted by the U.S. government during World War I to conserve resources, the idea was revived as a public health campaign in 2003. ¿Por qué  ¿Don’t […]

UPDATE: Published in Latina Magazine! Meet New Congressman Joaquín Castro

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado interviews U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro for Latina Magazine

Capital Hill, Washington, DC I put in the interview request for Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro soon after he was elected in November–before he had office space and when his bare bones staff was still communicating on Gmail. I keep checking. Then: “Congressman Castro can see you at 5:05P.” (Not 5:00 or 5:10P. They’re that over […]

Fitness: Defend yourself with Krav Maga

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One in three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime, according to the United Nations. Do you have the skills to protect yourself? Krav Maga will give you a workout and prepare you to fight back. Krav Maga is a self-defense and fight system developed by the Israeli Defense Forces that uses instinctive techniques to […]

UPDATE: Published in the Huffington Post! Citizenship: Blessing or Birthright?

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In Washington it’s hard to see the comprehensive immigration reform forest when critics and supporters alike are laser-focused on the proverbial tree. But then you speak with, let’s call him “Real Person,” like I did when I was at the Apple Store editing a video for the New Americano Award I received at South by […]

Nutrition: 5 Easy Ways to Add More Water to Your Diet

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Did you know sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet? What’s a good substitute for soda? ¡Water! Switching to H2O couldn’t come soon enough–a third of U.S. children and teens, and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. H2O makes up more than 60 percent of your body weight and every system depends […]