To Understand Mitt Romney’s Immigration Posición, You First Must Rewind

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado asks in Latina Magazine if the Republican Party can become "Latino"

Before 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed immigration to amigos at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference, he brought it up at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa which I covered. This emotional hot button issue was reduced to a line of “we are a nation of immigrants.” Then there was his charla in the Spring […]

What the Taco Bell Chihuahua Taught Me about Election 2012

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You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months–from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions which I covered.  Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote address and Florida junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was […]

Sometimes When You Hangear, You Get Quoted

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Charlotte, North Carolina. The email came in the middle of…oh heck, I don’t know since the last two weeks have been a blur once I hit the road firstly to Tampa, Florida for the 2012 Republican National Convention, then Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. Special assignment: covering back to back conventions for the emerging […]

DNC 2012: ¿Latinos, Interrupted?

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Charlotte, North Carolina “This is a big night for our community.” “El Julián is going to go national after tonight.” San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention, one sign of the Obama campaign’s aggressive outreach to Latinos, an emerging community and voting bloc.  In addition to Castro’s keynote address, other important roles […]

DNC 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

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When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him.  The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in policy of what has been done and what’s left to put the country back on […]

DNC 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama

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Charlotte, North Carolina If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away.  Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing in different ways why he is the best choice in November. San Antonio Mayor Julián […]

Julián Castro Tells Me Why Young Latinos Must Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado LATISM's 2011 Best Politics Blogger

This is the scrappiest of videos, as your blogger-in-chief, sometimes has to do whatevs it takes to get the info out. In this case it was ambushing San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and asking the person next to me to film my questions.  Let’s face it.  This “Man of the Moment” already has a legion of […]

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last asks CNN’s Alex Castellanos?

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Charlotte, North Carolina Look who I ran into at Charlotte’s airport while I was picking up my maleta in baggage claim? CNN contributor and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.  Ni corta ni perezosa as Mami would say, I whipped out my camera and asked him if he would answer a couple of questions for Latinos in Social […]