VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids Funding. Will Congress Vote Before Their Vacay?

One group of Americans almost has as much vacation as the French–Congress. However unlike many of Le Français, our lawmakers frequently leave for their respective breaks without having finished their work, in this More »

Why I Attended a Community Meeting About #Immigration

Many of you know that I am a cucaracha de iglesia and attend Mass every Sunday. My busy summer schedule shifts going to church to St. Matt’s–the majestic cathedral in Washington, D.C. where John More »

From Stress to Success in the City: Part 2: Renting vs Buying

If you feel established financially, buying a home, loft, condo, or apartment may be the right option for you. Establishing a mortgage payment rather than a rent check may be more attainable than you think. More »

Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

UPDATED with VIDEO: Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »



DNC 2012: ¿Latinos, Interrupted?

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Charlotte, North Carolina “This is a big night for our community.” “El Julián is going to go national after tonight.” San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention, one sign of the Obama campaign’s aggressive outreach to Latinos,  Read More...

DNC 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the DNC 2012 with LATISM: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him.  The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in  Read More...

DNC 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at the DNC 2012 with LATISM: (Re)Introducing Barack Obama with Michelle Obama

Charlotte, North Carolina If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away.  Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing  Read More...

Julián Castro Tells Me Why Young Latinos Must Vote

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro tells The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado and LATISM Why Young Latinos Must Vote at DNC 2012

This is the scrappiest of videos, as your blogger-in-chief, sometimes has to do whatevs it takes to get the info out. In this case it was ambushing San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and asking the person next to me to film  Read More...

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last asks CNN’s Alex Castellanos?

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last? CNN's Alex Castellanos Tells The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado for LATISM

Charlotte, North Carolina Look who I ran into at Charlotte’s airport while I was picking up my maleta in baggage claim? CNN contributor and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.  Ni corta ni perezosa as Mami would say, I whipped out my camera  Read More...

Did the Bridesmaid Upstage the Bride? Marco Rubio Introduces GOP nominee Mitt Romney

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado at RNC 2012 for LATISM: Marco Rubio Introduced Mitt Romney

Tampa, Florida Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs  Read More...

RNC 2012 & Latinos Voters: the Road Ahead

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Covers RNC 2012 for LATISM: Mitt Romney & Marco Rubio

Tampa, Florida Has the bridesmaid upstaged the bride with Marco Rubio introducing Mitt Romney? What’s behind New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez‘s “surge” in popularity, and some Republicans think we don’t care about education, our careers, and only have babies. I  Read More...

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Covers RNC 2012 for LATISM: The Taxicab Interview

Tampa, Florida What’s the word on the street here in Tampa which is hosting more than 50,000 people for the 2012 National Republican Convention? Who better to ask than a taxi driver.  I mean think about it.  They talk to  Read More...