Latina Magazine: The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year

Viviana Hurtado for Latina Magazine on 2011 Biggest Political Stories

What a hard exercise.  Decide the best political stories of 2011, particularly as they impacted the Latino community. Hmmm.  Where to start? Immigration, but not because Hispanics are “one issue” voters.  Au contraire mon frère. Latinos care as much, if not more according to some polls, about the economy and education.  Legal, illegal immigrant, Wall […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Christmas Made Feliz with Tostones Video Recipe

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Tostones Recipe for The Wise Latina Club

Whether you’re serving a Honey-Baked Ham, frying a turkey Deep South-style like Big Bro, or roasting a pernil, how about adding some feliz to your Christmas with a side of tostones? ¿Que quéééé?  Tostones or fried plantains is a staple of the Caribbean kitchen.  In Colombia, where my parents were born and La costa–Papi‘s region–they’re called patacones, […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only a political nerd like me could love. But listen in to the discussion on NPR’s […]

Fox News Latino: U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

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Children must pay the price for actions committed by their parents. That’s the message to students from the Florida Department of Education and the Board of Governors after the requirements to apply for a merit scholarship were revised to include completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a social security number. No […]

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

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We don’t think about the political and social weight of language because we use it everyday to accomplish utilitarian and in the larger scheme, mundane tasks. Think: A plea of “please, please, please don’t tow me” in front of the all powerful Department of Transportation god about to drive away, followed moments later by a thrown […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Celebrity Chef José Andrés for The Wise Latina Club

Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, racking up awards such as the 2011 James Beard Foundation Chef of the […]

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

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What a week!  Herman Cain dropped out of the race to become the Republican Presidential nominee.  That means I may soon be out of a job (wink wink to the chicas at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin where in the segment the “Beauty Shop” I have dished, with other women thought leaders, extensively on […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Fox News Latino Politics Contributor: “Is Cecilia Muñoz Being Treated as a Modern Day Malinche?”

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For those of you keeping score, this is my 18th part-time/full-time job, but man, I couldn’t be more psyched! I’m excited to share that I was asked to regularly contribute a politics column on Fox New Latino led by top journos Francisco Cortés, Sr. and Alberto Vourvoulias. Fox News and Latino, ¿¿¿¿¿quuuuuéééé????? Jes, heard that right. […]