Latina Magazine: Election 2012: President Obama’s Stance on Immigration

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Latino voters are a double political threat because they care deeply about immigration–and other big issues such as jobs which I have written about in TWLC series, “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate.” That means, Republicans, you can’t let your xenophobic wing hijack your party and turn off Latinos–illegal, legal, South American scion working on Wall Street, […]

Please Vote for The Wise Latina Club as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger Today!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

The last day to vote for The Wise Latina Club and yours truly as Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger is this Sunday, October 30th. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements that works to positively change the Latino community and our country by harnessing the power of […]

¡Nominated as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

As some of you know from last week’s post which details the high of my nomination which came during the low of Yellow’s death, my jaw dropped when I found out someone nominated The Wise Latina Club and I as Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements […]

Named Latina Magazine’s Political Contributor: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street

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I have been reading Latina Magazine since the days of the original white font, JLO first and subsequent covers. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to be named Latina.com’s (the mag’s website) political contributor ahead of the 2012 election! Latina is the #1 on-line fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle brand for Hispanic women, particularly […]

UPDATE: “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Watch Your Mouth, Watch Your Step” Published in HuffPo Latino Voices, Comment Firestorm

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The Huffington Post published this blog Op-Ed in HuffPo Latino Voices where for a few minutes, it was the main story, before being bumped by the news that a federal judge is hearing arguments on Alabama’s new immigration law, the toughest in the country. But I have ample consolation.  The editors also posted it on the front page […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Presidential Carne Asada at NCLR

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Latinos are often described as a “friendly” audience for Democrats and Barack Obama. Therefore it was surprising when the President threw out some “red meat” to rev up the simpaticos at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC. Instead: Sizzle!  It, and he, got a little scorched, in effect turning […]

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Brown Faces at the White House

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“E pluribus unum” –Motto found on the seal of the United States The dictum “Out of many, one” is as ubiquitous–officially–as it is defining of  U.S. mythology. It is imprinted on money which underscores how critical it is to the daily life of average Americans.  And yet, this motto exists in a virtually invisible state, […]

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

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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 nut to crack: she is charming and was evasive, although I drilled her on her […]