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 »

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 »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »



Time Magazine Listened to Me! The 2012 Time 100

2012 Time 100

Last year I wrote a scathing Op-Ed criticizing Time Magazine for only including 3 Latinos (2 Latin Americans and 1 U.S. Hispanic) in the list of the world’s top 100 influencers.  Click here to read  Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel.  Read More...

Why I Would NEVER Live with a Boyfriend Explained on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Why The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Won't Live with a Guy on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

That I feared the ¿qué dirán?–what will people say?–more for Mami than me is what barred me from ever committing a barbaridad of ill-repute that would prove all my tías in Colombia right about the perils of raising daughters a la americana. Then  Read More...

Secret Service Sex Scandal Defense: Sofía Vergara Made Me Do It

Sofía Vergara hosts Saturday Night Live

When Colombia’s extreme geo-political makeover as it hosted the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was eclipsed by another national treasure–its Latina women, I knew to blame Sofía Vergara–you know who’s everywhere including Saturday Night Live, flatly delivering her line, “America  Read More...

TMM Guest Host Day 1: Serious About Syria, Saving for Freelancers, Romney’s Woman & Latino Problema

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Until recently, I was always a generalist and in Washington, DC, this is a problem given that as a reporter, you need to own a beat–sources and stories to break news. So I focused on my passion and made it  Read More...

TMM Guest Host Day 2: Travyon Martin’s Killer Charged, Summit of the Americas, Inspiring “Scandal” TV Show & The Voice

Viviana Hurtado & NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Whenever you see a newscast, hear a radio show, see a movie, you see the finished product–no “work,” just the perfect dress–no seams, no stitches sticking out.  That “perfection” is possible only because of all the hard work, at times  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

I will be the guest host on NPR‘s nationally syndicated program, Tell Me More with Michel Martin (TMM) on today Wednesday, April 11th and tomorrow Thursday, April 12th.  As many of you know I am a regular contributor to the program’s “Beauty Shop” segment,  Read More...

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: “Latino” Democratic National Convention

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Latino Democratic National Convention

I wasn’t one of the ¡Órales! you heard when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was named the chair of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. ¿Por qué?  Well, it wasn’t always that way.  Back in the 90s, I was  Read More...

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  Read More...