Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutcheson. 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 »

Independence Day: Tips for Celebrating July 4th in Your Community

The Fourth of July is a time to appreciate our freedom and independence as Americans. Celebrating this occasion with friends and members of your community perpetuates pride and unity. This Independence Day, spend More »



Bebé Plus Me: To Go Back to Work or Not to Go Back to Work. That is the question.

Before Hamlet famously declared “to be or not to be,” Mamis have been struggling with the decision to go back to work, if we can afford it, or stay at home.  Two of my closest friends had their daughters within  Read More...

Master Class: Latin Rock Star Juanes & DC Public School Students

Juanes Performs at Fairfax, Virginia's Patriot Center

It’s hard not to crush on the Colombian Rock Star Juanes: His music fuses different rhythms and traditions, including old school Latin American Baladas, Classic Rock, Cumbias, and the Nueva Trova or Nueva Canción (sounds and socio-political messages).  As it/he  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: ¿Red or White Wine?

Viviana Hurtado The Wise Latina Club

Normally, I have a story that accompanies a post: I could have written about developing a taste for wine helped by the fact that I grew up in San Francisco, close to the glorious Napa Valley; how I once dreamed  Read More...

Latinos’ Bad Credit, No Credit, Big Problem: TWLC Interviews Progreso Financiero’s James Gutierrez

Viviana Hurtado and James Gutierrez

“In this country if you don’t have a credit score, it’s like not having a face.” -James Gutierrez, Progreso Financiero Because of the global financial crisis, we know how integral credit is to economic growth, recovery, and overall U.S. competitiveness.   Read More...

Latinos May Save Your ______: TWLC Interviews Google’s Mark López

Mark López, Head of U.S. Hispanic Audience for Google

Latinos may save your ______. Fill in the blank: Retirement.  Stock portfolio.  Medicare/social security benefit.  Help companies grow and hire new employees.  Build new schools and roads in your community. U.S. investors are color blind, unless it’s the color of  Read More...

Mr. President: Try Substantive Instead of “Equal” Partnership with Latin America

President Obama in South America

“¡Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!” “Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States!” -Porfirio Díaz Mexican strong man Porfirio Díaz is credited with these words that describe  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen: Pan con Tomate Tapa Video: Updated with Recipe

“Even the High Heeled Kitchen needs a day off” is how this webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen begins. So we took the HHK to Washington DC’s Vinoteca Bar and Bistro where Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller shared his once secret:  Read More...

La Maverick: My More Magazine Interview with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez Courtesy: Office of the Governor

Check out my first article for More Magazine.  I interviewed New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) soon after she was elected in November 2010, making historia as this state’s first woman–and the nation’s primera Latina guv.  She is a tough  Read More...