Anatomy of an Immigration Debate

The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of  Read More...

Mitt Romney’s Porcentages: ¿1, 47, or 100?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Mitt Romney: 1%, 47%, or 100%?

Mitt Romney is known for putting his foot in his mouth. But when the liberal magazine Mother Jones posted the video of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee calling 47% of Obama voters “freeloaders,” political junkies, average Americans, and campaign strategists  Read More...

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  Read More...

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Covers RNC 2012 for LATISM: The Taxicab Interview

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  Read More...

Latino Voters: The (In)Visible Political Giants?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More

About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote.  The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of  Read More...

Will Deportation Announcement Make Latinos Vote?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: Does Deportation Announcement Get Latinos to Vote?

Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month.  Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to  Read More...

I’ll Show You My Papers If You Show Me Yours

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts Tell Me More and Talks the Latino Vote

If I said to a police officer, I’ll show you my papers if you show me yours, I would likely get thrown in the clink for being sass-mouthed.  But the truth is, this would likely never happen to me because  Read More...

Can I Take a Lookie at Your Credit Report?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More Looks at Couples and Cash

Remember when in matters of amor, being a “10″ was tops (Bo Derek anyone)? Not anymore and by a long shot if you add money to the mix. Imagine this date scenario: “Hi, I’m Viviana.  I’m an 800.  How about  Read More...