Time Magazine Listened to Me! The 2012 Time 100

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Last year I wrote a scathing Op-Ed criticizing Time Magazine for only including 3 Latinos (2 Latin Americans and 1 U.S. Hispanic) in the list of the world’s top 100 influencers.  Click here to read  Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel. I passionately argued that this Manhattan-céntrico and clubby view of the world doesn’t “get” the […]

Why I Would NEVER Live with a Boyfriend Explained on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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That I feared the ¿qué dirán?–what will people say?–more for Mami than me is what barred me from ever committing a barbaridad of ill-repute that would prove all my tías in Colombia right about the perils of raising daughters a la americana. Then I got older and guess what?  I won’t move in with a boyfriend.  It has […]

Secret Service Sex Scandal Defense: Sofía Vergara Made Me Do It

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When Colombia’s extreme geo-political makeover as it hosted the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was eclipsed by another national treasure–its Latina women, I knew to blame Sofía Vergara–you know who’s everywhere including Saturday Night Live, flatly delivering her line, “America welcomed me with open arms and pulled down pants.” Let’s back up:  At least 11 […]

TMM Guest Host Day 1: Serious About Syria, Saving for Freelancers, Romney’s Woman & Latino Problema

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Until recently, I was always a generalist and in Washington, DC, this is a problem given that as a reporter, you need to own a beat–sources and stories to break news. So I focused on my passion and made it my niche: the dramatic growth of the Latino community and its impact on politics, the […]

TMM Guest Host Day 2: Travyon Martin’s Killer Charged, Summit of the Americas, Inspiring “Scandal” TV Show & The Voice

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Whenever you see a newscast, hear a radio show, see a movie, you see the finished product–no “work,” just the perfect dress–no seams, no stitches sticking out.  That “perfection” is possible only because of all the hard work, at times Herculean efforts, of a team.  If you are lucky, everything works out perfectly–your “A” guests […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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I will be the guest host on NPR‘s nationally syndicated program, Tell Me More with Michel Martin (TMM) on today Wednesday, April 11th and tomorrow Thursday, April 12th.  As many of you know I am a regular contributor to the program’s “Beauty Shop” segment, where we discuss the latest political news and water cooler topics. If you listen to TMM, […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention

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I wasn’t one of the ¡Órales! you heard when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. ¿Por qué?  Well, it wasn’t always that way.  Back in the 90s, I was seduced by his fabled charisma and charm. [Insert wry humor] I thought, wow, maybe this […]