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 »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »



Viviana Hurtado One of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Latinos on Twitter

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado 1 of Top 50 Latinos to Follow on Twitter

I was especially groggy this morning, having re-connected with a friend I haven’t seen in years who recently moved back to Washington.  We are kindred spirits, ruled–many times subverted–by our insatiable curiosity. We gabbed late into a school night. My  Read More...

“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” or Latino Voters Explained in One Song

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Voters Explain in One Song: McFadden & Whitehead's Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Kitchen tables is where family budgets are stretched next to clipped coupons or if you’re digitally savvy like Cuponeando‘s Yoly Mason, bar-scanned into her smartphone.  Growing up we had a round table which held in its unbroken circle my dreams,  Read More...

The Urgency of Presente

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

I wish I was the Ezra Klein kind of writer who is fabled to churn out witty, incisive, and relevant copy in 20 minutes.  Until this weekly politics column I write for Latina Magazine.  I wrote it one day before President  Read More...

Candidate Impulso: Cristina’s or the Economy’s?

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Political Traction: Candidate Impulso: Cristina or the Economy?

Cristina Saralegui, better known to Latinos simply as “Cristina” is Spanish-language TV’s Oprah.  Her popular talk show El show de Cristina for 21 years beginning in 1989 made her beloved among U.S. Hispanics who felt no one was speaking to them  Read More...

The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on President Obama, DREAMers & the Latino Vote

“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over  Read More...

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Election 2012: Dos Mujeres, una Elección

Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take  Read More...

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes.  Read More...

“Juntos con Romney” & “El Presidente Nos Apoya”–In Inglés Pu-leaze

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Mitt Romney's Hispanic Committee--Juntos con Romney

Maybe all those dreams I had in the Fall with Mitt Romney confirmed my hunch that he and I have a connection that goes beyond politics, that we are connected deep in our psyches. As I have written most recently  Read More...