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 »



HuffPo Latino Voices: Vistas: Mastering Your Origins

Viviana Hurtado in Huffington Post Latino Voices Vistas

This week Huffington Post Latino Voices asked me to answer the question: “Which is the one Latino cultural trait you most want to see preserved and handed down to future generations?” My answer exists in dialogue with those of six other  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado “Speaky the Spanish” on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

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

I did the sign of the cross–en el nombre del Padre, del Hijo y del Espíritu Santo–and prayed that Manhattan would not break off and sink into the Atlantic Ocean, that my house in DC would not be ripped from  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univisión’s “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos”

Viviana Hurtado on Univisión's "Al Punto con Jorge Ramos"

In my house, we watch Meet the Press and Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Univisión’s public affairs show (of course, I’m a big policy dork who channel surfs to catch glimpses of the other programs).  Why? Because on the other  Read More...

UPDATE: “The Day Everything Changed” Published in HuffPo Latino Voices

Towers of Light Courtesy: Brian Abbott

Days before the ten year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, I walked through airport security at Miami International. Instinctively, I kicked off my strappy sandals.  I furiously stuffed 6 ounce bottles of beauty lotions and potions into a  Read More...

HuffPo Latino Voices: Open Letter to Barack Obama: Mr. President, Three Plays to Score a Jobs Golazo

President Obama Jobs Speech

Dear Mr. President, Thursday night’s “jobs” speech is one of your most important: you must convince anxious and increasingly skeptical Americans that your plan will create employment and stimulate the flatlining economy toward recovery–and away from recession.  Failing to do  Read More...

HuffPo Latino Voices–Vistas: “Illegal” or ‘Undocumented?”

HuffPo Latino Voices Vistas

Latino $1 trillion dollar buying power. U.S. Census confirms Hispanics are the #1 minority–and growing. These are just some of the facts I call “Happy Talk” as I blog in the post “Our America.” Corporations are scrambling to secure a  Read More...

HuffPo Latino Voices: Why This “Colombiana” Is Going to Watch Colombiana

Zoe Saldana in the Movie "Colombiana"

National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More” invited me to appear on the “Beauty Shop” which I blog about in “TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s “Tell More More” with Michel Martin.”  Like “Barber Shop,” the end-of-the-show segment is modeled after the  Read More...

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s “Tell More More” with Michel Martin

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

I should check the TWLC inbox on a regular basis (emails are supposed to go to TWLC’s gmail account but don’t.  I am the IT dept. of the operation.  ‘Nuf said). That’s where I got an invitation to be on  Read More...