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

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Covers RNC 2012 for LATISM: The Trip to Tampa

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.  Read More...

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.  Read More...

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

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR: What's Next for Ethiopia after Meles Zenawi's Death?

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  Read More...

South African Pop Star Finishes High School At 60

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado while guest hosting NPR's Tell Me More Interviews Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse who Goes Back to School at 60!

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  Read More...

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

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews author Deborah Ellis on her book "Kids of Kabul" while she guest hosts NPR's Tell Me More

¡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  Read More...

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

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More & Examines Women Vets Issues

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  Read More...

Bring the Filing Cabinet to the Polls or State Voter ID Laws: What’s at Stake Analyzed while I Guest Host NPR’s Tell Me More

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

It’s still hard for me to believe that a U.S. citizen could live a life without a piece of government-issued ID which in some states has become mandatory to vote.  I need my license to drive, to catch a flight  Read More...

GOP VP

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on the GOP VP Pick

From the archives of my Latina Magazine weekly Election 2012 column: With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket.  For political junkies and the media, this process of tapping  Read More...