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 »



The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Celebrity Chef José Andrés for The Wise Latina Club

Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine Writes on Election 2012: The Latino Vote

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  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Fox News Latino Politics Contributor: “Is Cecilia Muñoz Being Treated as a Modern Day Malinche?”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado Fox News Latino Politics Columnist

For those of you keeping score, this is my 18th part-time/full-time job, but man, I couldn’t be more psyched! I’m excited to share that I was asked to regularly contribute a politics column on Fox New Latino led by top  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks Keeping Up with Herman Cain & Kim Kardashian

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

OK, OK, OK. Knock it off. GOP Presidential nominee hopeful Herman Cain and reality super nothing Kim Kardashian are NOT an item.  They don’t exist in the same universe.  Unless you heard the “Beauty Shop” segment of NPR’s Tell Me  Read More...

Updated: Picked up by Univision News & HuffPo Latino Voices! The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Video and Recipe Thanksgiving Edition

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Isn’t it just the way things work? You bust your cola on something you love and… [insert sound of crickets] Then you pull something out of a hat and gang busters, all kinds of karmic wonder unlocks from up above! This is how  Read More...

Latina Magazine: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Sexual Harassment

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Herman Cain and Sexual Harassment

Who takes Herman Cain seriously besides Hermanator himself?  Well, for a time many.  The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was ahead of the others vying to become the GOP 2012 Presidential nominee and challenger to President Obama.  His “9-9-9″ flat  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks about the Media and the GOP Primary Race on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

The 2012 Presidential election is less than a year away and I’m wondering, “Are we there YET?” No. But with this election season ramping up over the summer (The Donald, anyone?), by now I’m a little frayed at the edges.  Read More...

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The GOP Candidates’ Stance on Immigration

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado writes in Latina Magazine on GOP Candidates' Immigration Stance

Latinos are furious with the President for failing to deliver on his promise of immigration reform as I outline in the series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate” and the Latina Magazine post that preceded this one which looks at Obama’s stance  Read More...