Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I’m an Independent Voter

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Civics Clase: On Primary Day, Why I'm an Independent

2012 District of Columbia Primary, I’m ready: License: check Passport (in case I need back up government-issued ID): check Voter Registration Card: check 2012 D.C. Primary Guide (read, of course): check So you can imagine my surprise when I showed up after leaving NPR earlier than I planned. (I’m there this and next week).  The darling […]

The Champions, a Change: TWLC Goes to the White House

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Moderates Champions of Change White House Panel

On Monday, I was squaring my week which had already become demanding with three assignments from Fox News Latino and Latina Magazine where I am a regular politics contributor. Thursday would be a typical, hectic day since this is when I prepare to publish a weekly TWLC newsletter for my networks, in addition to my freelance assignments and writing […]

Best Movie Love Scenes…or Por Qué I’m Still Single

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Editor’s Note: This post was first appeared one year ago right before Valentine’s Day. As I look back, I think it has the bones of how TWLC would and has developed (interesting, ¿no? that it’s a post about L-O-V-E that would inspire and become the guts of a blog that tacked toward politics): a modern Latina voice […]

Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa Giselle is a tigresa supermodel the way she defended El Brady. or… I never was a […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks about the State of the (Dis)Union

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This conversation started inside the boundaries: we had a lot to say about the President’s third–maybe last?–State of the Union. Did Mr. Obama succeed in reporting to the American people what our country’s deal is, with a heavy dose on our economy?  Crucially as this was his re-election kick off speech, did he lay out […]

“The Dream”: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks About Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?” A big, open-ended question/challenge issued by NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin that allows us to reflect on the extraordinary contributions made by the civil and human rights icon that moved us toward a more perfect nation. But it also painfully reminds us that more than half a century […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks New Immigration Laws, Obamas’ Marriage, & Beyoncé’s Baby on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!” is my favorite segments in US Weekly. They eat ice cream! They go to Target! nboinbreogrogtewoighrogqoig They face plant in their computers because they’re so tired from burning the midnight, day break, lunchtime, former Oprah slot, late night oil (actually, that’s me and I’m no celeb)! In fact, celebrities are nothing like us, […]

Latina Magazine: Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?

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This is a story about a popular game that’s played in Washington every four years. It’s not baseball or football given that the Nats and Redskins, year in and year out, break fans’ hearts. It’s not potluck dinner Game Night at K and D’s (this Sunday) where we’re mixing Inglorious Basterds/Who Am I? with Cranium […]