Election 2012

Eva Longoria, Latino Stars Celebrate the Inauguration and the Arts in the Nation’s Capitol

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado and Prince Royce

I had to get “celebrity-ready” to work my first red carpet at the Latino Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center. Make up. Check. Dress. Check. Miss Texas hair. Check. Photographer extraordinaire Tricia O. Ortiz. Check. I had stiff competition–behind the  Read More...

Viviana on the O’Reilly Factor: Viewers Have Your Say

Viviana Hurtado on the O'Reilly Factor: Viewers Have Your Say

After I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, my inbox flooded with mix of comments: some good points from all sides; false accusations of being a Republican AND others of being a Democrat; name-calling, i.e. “sell-out” sent by someone who created an  Read More...

Viviana Hurtado & José Díaz-Balart: 2gether + 4ever = 6cess

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Telemundo's Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart talking about the Latino vote

OK, not really. Well, jes as it concerns the emerging political clout of Latino voters which I discussed on his Sunday public affairs show, Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart on Telemundo. Click here to watch my appearances on Univision‘s equivalent, Al Punto con Jorge Ramos.  Read More...

Bill O’Reilly vs The Wise Latina Club, OK, just Viviana Hurtado

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly

“¡EMAIL!”, I shouted up to the heavens as Jerry Seinfeld does when muttering the name of his arch nemesis Newman. It comes at me fast. Every form of messaging in my inbox–email, Facebook, Twitter, and online dating direct messages–needs serious housecleaning. “Archiving” really means not  Read More...

Latino Voters: ¿Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado: Latino Voters: Obama Claus or Mitt Romney?

Does anyone remember the iconic “Don’t Speak?” scenes in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” when Dianne Wiest orders John Cusack’s to be quiet? No one likes to be chiteado, especially women and Latinas. For good reason: in many contexts, our voices and  Read More...

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...

Latinos Vote: the Leader of the Pack

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on the Latino Vote on NPR's Tell Me More

Coalition. Networks. Alliance. These are all terms that in a political context mean the relationships forged among groups, forming a pact to further an agenda. It’s a power play meant to force an outcome. Representation, respect, access, money can be  Read More...

On Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: One Tuesday, the Latina Vote Can Make History

These days every time I turn on the TV or radio, I hear an anchor, a campaign operative or an analyst telling us: “This is the most important election in your lifetime.” Really? Why? I’ll leave it to the experts  Read More...