Viviana Walks, Takes a Metro, a Bus, a Plane, and a Taxi OR RNC 2012 LATISM Coverage!

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The alarm went off at Zero Dark:30.  I stumbled to the metro, then took a bus to ze Plane! ze Plane!  A taxi with the indefatigable Natasha OS and finally arrived at our hotel and the 2012 Republican National Convention. Still, this journey was NOTHING in comparison to my odyssey to get to Tampa.  My […]

Viviana Hurtado Goes to the 2012 Republican National Convention with LATISM!

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Tampa, Florida ¡Buenas tardes from Tampa, where I’m here covering the 2012 Republican Convention with LATISM!  I’ll be live tweeting speeches, interviewing people, filming and editing video to bring you a unique, behind the curtain view of the RNC 2012.  In particular, I’ll be focusing on “unpacking” the mystery of our political system and making […]

NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Explains What’s Next for Ethiopia After Prime Minister’s Death

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I remember studying modern Latin American literature and learning about magical realism, that delicious form of narrative where the lines between fact and fiction are blurred, best embodied by the masterful work of Nobel Prize winning Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. I always saw this as an “outsider” view of Latin America that doesn’t take […]

Bring the Filing Cabinet to the Polls or State Voter ID Laws: What’s at Stake Analyzed while I Guest Host NPR’s Tell Me More

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It’s still hard for me to believe that a U.S. citizen could live a life without a piece of government-issued ID which in some states has become mandatory to vote.  I need my license to drive, to catch a flight to visit my family since I’m the only one in DC, moving here to pursue […]

GOP VP

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From the archives of my Latina Magazine weekly Election 2012 column: With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket.  For political junkies and the media, this process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on […]

Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR

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Viviana Hurtado Interviews International Rock Star Juanes on NPR Talks Plans to “Crossover” into English, Return to Cuba on Tell Me More with Michel Martin Friends, While guest hosting NPR‘s nationally syndicated program Tell Me More with Michel Martin, I landed a big “get” that has been in the works for four years–interviewing international rock star Juanes. […]

Viviana Hurtado Spending a lot of Time at 1 of Her 18 Part-Time/Full-Time Jobs or Guest Hosting Again on NPR!

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Veteran journalist and hermana María Hinojosa once told me she works like a “Mexican,” meaning she works her tush off.  I’ll add, I work like a freelancer. Or a consultant. Or an independent contractor. Or a temp. In other words, those of us who are cobbling it together speck by speck, either because we are […]

When Pros are Cons and Cons are Pros: GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan

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Mitt Romney was so overcome with emotion while introducing Paul Ryan as his running mate to challenge President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in November, that he bellowed, “the next President of the United States!”  Once the snark cleared, this foot-in-your-mouth slip revealed what conservatives are calling a “bold move.”  Why?  This choice […]