VIDEO: Career: Just Say No to No

6 Minute Career Climb: Viviana Hurtado & Deborah Rosado Shaw

The number of Latino-owned businesses is expected to grow nearly 42% within six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues of $539 billion, according to a recent HispanTelligence report, “Hispanic-owned Businesses: Growth Projections to 2012.” Although the recession has disproportionately hurt Latinos in comparison to white, black, or Asian-Americans, Hispanics continue to start businesses at a […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

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Latinos are often described as a “friendly” audience for Democrats and Barack Obama. Therefore it was surprising when the President threw out some “red meat” to rev up the simpaticos at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC. Instead: Sizzle!  It, and he, got a little scorched, in effect turning […]

Blogging to Stop Brutality: My More Magazine Interview with a Juárez Blogger

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I can’t remember when I started reading Judith Torrea’s blog, Ciudad Juárez: en la sombra del narcotráfico/Juárez: in the shadow of Drug Trafficking.  But once I started, I read and Torrea’s raw prose left my heart riddled with anger at failed Mexican and American policies around the southward flow of guns, U.S. drug consumption and treatment […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Q & A with “Top” Chef Richard Sandoval

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I am a chica with a serious appetite.  I love to eat as much as I adore the rituals around food: family gatherings, learning how to make arepas or arroz con coco while chatting with PAPI, celebrations of milestones and holidays as a nuclear family in San Francisco and with our big-in-size, big-in-personality extended family in Colombia […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Brown Faces at the White House

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“E pluribus unum” –Motto found on the seal of the United States The dictum “Out of many, one” is as ubiquitous–officially–as it is defining of  U.S. mythology. It is imprinted on money which underscores how critical it is to the daily life of average Americans.  And yet, this motto exists in a virtually invisible state, […]

The High Heeled Kitchen – Cozumel Ceviche Video

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Ceviche. Food of the gods, savored year-round in Latin American tropical coastal communities. This fish dish is also perfecto for summer. Some people fear raw fish.  ¡Silly rabbit!, says the chica who’s paid the dear price of reckless-but ooh-soooo-goooood eating in markets, truck stops, and beach shacks throughout the Spanish-speaking world (1 year of Flagyl, […]