RNC 2012 & Latinos Voters: the Road Ahead

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Mitt Romney's Record

Tampa, Florida Has the bridesmaid upstaged the bride with Marco Rubio introducing Mitt Romney? What’s behind New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez‘s “surge” in popularity, and some Republicans think we don’t care about education, our careers, and only have babies. I swear someone said that to me. Click below to watch my wrap of the Republican National […]

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

Tampa, Florida What’s the word on the street here in Tampa which is hosting more than 50,000 people for the 2012 National Republican Convention? Who better to ask than a taxi driver.  I mean think about it.  They talk to everyone and see everything.  I struck gold when Carlos took Natascha OS, director of LATISM’s […]

Viviana Walks, Takes a Metro, a Bus, a Plane, and a Taxi OR RNC 2012 LATISM Coverage!

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The alarm went off at Zero Dark:30.  I stumbled to the metro, then took a bus to ze Plane! ze Plane!  A taxi with the indefatigable Natasha OS and finally arrived at our hotel and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Still, this journey was NOTHING in comparison to my odyssey to get to Tampa.  My […]

Viviana Hurtado Goes to the 2012 Republican National Convention with LATISM!

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

Tampa, Florida ¡Buenas tardes from Tampa, where I’m here covering the 2012 Republican Convention with LATISM!  I’ll be live tweeting speeches, interviewing people, filming and editing video to bring you a unique, behind the curtain view of the RNC 2012.  In particular, I’ll be focusing on “unpacking” the mystery of our political system and making […]

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Explains What’s Next for Ethiopia After Prime Minister’s Death

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I remember studying modern Latin American literature and learning about magical realism, that delicious form of narrative where the lines between fact and fiction are blurred, best embodied by the masterful work of Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. I always saw this as an “outsider” view of Latin America that doesn’t take […]

South African Pop Star Finishes High School At 60

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Whatta ya get when you mix inspiration with tough love, you know like when Mami‘s hand magically appeared out of nowhere after we said or did something bad, yanking our ears until they stung. Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse is a South African pop star who had it all–fame, lovely ladies, and money.  But he didn’t have a […]

What’s The Future For The ‘Kids Of Kabul’?

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¡Ah-hah! This is that quintessential NPR momento, when you learn something new. I know it sounds contradictory, but it’s like taking a mental vacation and the rush that comes with exploration and discovery. Both make you feel good. Canadian Journalist and author Deborah Ellis went to Kabul in 2011 and asked Afghanistan‘s children how they see […]

The Challenges Female Vets Face When Coming Home on NPR’s Tell Me More while I Guest Host

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In general, how much lip service do you hear for our veterans?  You know the patriotism reserved for holidays–Veteran’s, Flag Day, 4th of July, or Memorial Day.  Politicians are the worst offenders, including those in Congress who control spending, including that for the military in the form of gear they’ll need when they are overseas or […]