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 »

Summer Break: Unconventional Grillers for the 4th of July

People all across the country are firing up their grills and cooking out for the Fourth of July. Hamburgers and hotdogs are almost always par for the course for this all-American occasion. This year, however, leave More »



Civics Clase: What’s a Caucus? Vlog

Viviana Hurtado's Civics Clase--"What's a Caucus?"--for The Wise Latina Club

13 Republican presidential candidate debates until the first major event leading up to the 2012 GOP nomination at the summer convention. But who’s counting? The much-anticipated Iowa caucus is important because it’s the first political biggie on the way to being named  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: Happy New Year Mojito Recipe

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On the edge of a New Year–2012–and I’m looking back at 2011: What a year! Think about everything that happened. Osama bin Laden was killed. Andy Rooney died. So did thousands in Mexico as the drug war continues ripping this neighboring  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on CNN en Español’s Notimujer Chats about Women Leading the Economy

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on CNNE's Notimujer on Women & the Economy

Women are uniquely positioned to lead our economic recovery–if you are interpreting the recent data optimistically and believe our economy is on the up. ¿Por qué? Well, the “man-cession” as our recession was called by some experts, hit men disproportionately  Read More...

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  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen: Christmas Made Feliz with Tostones Video Recipe

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Tostones Recipe for The Wise Latina Club

Whether you’re serving a Honey-Baked Ham, frying a turkey Deep South-style like Big Bro, or roasting a pernil, how about adding some feliz to your Christmas with a side of tostones? ¿Que quéééé?  Tostones or fried plantains is a staple of the  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only  Read More...

Fox News Latino: U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: "U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents"

Children must pay the price for actions committed by their parents. That’s the message to students from the Florida Department of Education and the Board of Governors after the requirements to apply for a merit scholarship were revised to include  Read More...

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine: "Anchor Baby": When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

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  Read More...