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In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

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Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll do it because I said I would.” Or…”you can count on me.” Or…”Don’t…because it’s wrong.” […]

In Latina Magazine: Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?

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Are Políticos scared of speaking español or flap the labios on “Latino issues” (¡psssttt!: We care about “American issues”–jobs AND immigration–because we’re American, too)? Let’s play a game: who said what.  Can you match… On the DREAMers: “Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” “I Wish I Could […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: ¿Mitt or Mitteo Romney?

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What a stunner.  Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina, a conservative, “family values,” evangelical state if ever there was one, days after his ex-wife Marianne states the former Speaker of the House asked her for an “open marriage” while he was getting busy with an ex-staffer and his current wife Callista (still with me?).  Add to […]

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 […]

Latina Magazine: Eight Vote Win: What Iowa Teaches Us about the Importance of Voting

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Eight votes. As I said in TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN, I can’t fit that many people in my doll house DC row house for dinner. I haven’t had 8 boyfriends in my entire life. Claro que Rick Santorum’s strong finish is extraordinary for a campaign running with minimal staff […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]