VIDEO: On CNN for the First Time: Is Best Man Holiday a “Race-based” Film?

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In 1998, I stepped into the Washington bureau of CNN. I was an intern. Back in the day, interns didn’t sue employers for not getting paid but instead were grateful for the opportunity to do more than answer phones, check the fax machine, and get cafecito. I did that for one week and asked my supervisor […]

140 Characters or Less: TWLC’s Prez Debate Obama/Romney Re-Match in Tweets

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President Obama has often been criticized in the media as being cool, aloof, detached, even being Mr. Spock-ish.  He seems to prove them all right at the first debate.  Not so for número dos where he was sharp, aggressive, and in control. Thing is, so was Mitt Romney, who I believe “held”. The Obama/Romney Re-match, […]

“Binders Full of Women” or the Presidential Debate Re-Match

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This was the debate between the two men vying to be President Americans were waiting for.  President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on domestic and foreign policy, at times interrupting and talking over each other, hurling accusations of their alleged respective failures and even getting in each other’s faces.  Moderator Candy Crowley from […]

DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last asks CNN’s Alex Castellanos?

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Charlotte, North Carolina Look who I ran into at Charlotte’s airport while I was picking up my maleta in baggage claim? CNN contributor and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.  Ni corta ni perezosa as Mami would say, I whipped out my camera and asked him if he would answer a couple of questions for Latinos in Social […]

In Fox News Latino: GOP Debate Features Brawl over Immigration and Health Care

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The GOP Debates are to policy wonks and political junkies what American Idol is to middle American: drama, underdogs, audiences whooping, yelping, booing, and high-fiving I’m sure, if CNN had turned the cameras more on the audience. At the center of this spectacle are the four remaining GOP presidential nominee hopefuls in the run up […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Analyzes the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN

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U.S. politics fascinates people all around the world. I learned that early on, having caught the travel bug early thanks to Mami and Papi who splurged on education and vacations abroad (Big Bro, Lil’ Sis, and I did not get cars at 16, nor weekly shopping sprees growing up.  “Not a good inbestment,” Mami would […]

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 hard as more were laid off, downsized, and stayed out of work longer than women. […]

The Death of Osama bin Laden: a Reflection on 9/11

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“Turn on the TV NOW.” This text from Lil’ Sis pulled me out of bed before midnight on Sunday. Like millions around the world, I learned that Osama bin Laden, the diabolical mastermind behind the most deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil had been killed by Navy SEALs. Even before President Obama’s soundbites would be […]