What the Taco Bell Chihuahua Taught Me about Election 2012

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You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months–from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions which I covered.  Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote address and Florida junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was […]

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

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¡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 and author Deborah Ellis went to Kabul in 2011 and asked Afghanistan’s children how they see […]

Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR

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Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR Talks Plans to “Crossover” into English, Return to Cuba on Tell Me More with Michel Martin Friends, While guest hosting NPR‘s nationally syndicated program Tell Me More with Michel Martin, I landed a big “get” that has been in the works for four years–interviewing international rock star Juanes. […]

Espanglish No Existe Says a National Humanities Medalist

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News out of Spain rocked the world, with huge implications in the U.S.  Nah, not the horrible news of that European country’s financial mess or the projected 25% unemployment rate. Rather, in the archane world of philology or the study of language and literature in written form, the scholars at the Real academia española (RAE)–considered 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 […]

Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

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Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is a “white Hispanic”? I don’t even know where to begin […]

Latina Magazine: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Sexual Harassment

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Who takes Herman Cain seriously besides Hermanator himself?  Well, for a time many.  The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was ahead of the others vying to become the GOP 2012 Presidential nominee and challenger to President Obama.  His “9-9-9″ flat tax plan skyrocketed him past Mitt Romney.  Until the cracks–his Libya “oops” moment, advocating the […]

HuffPo Latino Voices: Vistas: Mastering Your Origins

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This week Huffington Post Latino Voices asked me to answer the question: “Which is the one Latino cultural trait you most want to see preserved and handed down to future generations?” My answer exists in dialogue with those of six other “prominent Latino thinkers and doers” who offer our perspective, a vista or window into who […]