The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: The Latino Vote: The Way Forward

The day after the election a friend posted on my Facebook page, the “Latino Vote –unfrigginbelievable.” She’s right. Many factors contributed to President Obama’s re-election. But few are as important as the Latino vote. Hispanics made up 10 percent of the U.S. electorate this year–doubling in the past 16 years. The number of Latino voters […]

Univision Candidate Forum Big Loser? Not the Prez, Not the Guv, But the Commish on Presidential Debates

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Guest Hosts NPR's Tell Me More on day of "Obamacare" Ruling

Your humble Tweeter-in-Chief was glued to her computer screen to watch the Univision Candidates Forum and tweet out to the universo what Governor Romney on Wednesday followed by President Obama had to say. ¡Momento!  Aren’t there normally four debates, one each week of October, leading up to election day?  Indeed.  But the Commission for Presidential Debates […]

To Understand Mitt Romney’s Immigration Posición, You First Must Rewind

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado asks in Latina Magazine if the Republican Party can become "Latino"

Before 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressed immigration to amigos at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conference, he brought it up at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa which I covered. This emotional hot button issue was reduced to a line of “we are a nation of immigrants.” Then there was his charla in the Spring […]

DNC 2012: President Obama Asks for Your Vote

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When Barack Obama took the stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), he accepted his re-nomination for President, making the case for why Americans should re-elect him.  The signature Obama rhetoric that reached for the sky gave way to a speech grounded in policy of what has been done and what’s left to put the country back on […]

DNC 2012: (Re)-Introducing Barack Obama

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Charlotte, North Carolina If voters had any doubt about Barack Obama, the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina seeks to cast them away.  Speaker after speaker has been tasked with personalizing the President, standing up for his character, and arguing in different ways why he is the best choice in November. San Antonio Mayor Julián […]

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino on Mitt Romney: First Gringo-Latino President?

Tampa, Florida What’s the word on the street here in Tampa which is hosting more than 50,000 people for the 2012 National Republican Convention? Who better to ask than a taxi driver.  I mean think about it.  They talk to everyone and see everything.  I struck gold when Carlos took Natascha OS, director of LATISM’s […]

Espanglish No Existe Says a National Humanities Medalist

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News out of Spain rocked the world, with huge implications in the U.S.  Nah, not the horrible news of that European country’s financial mess or the projected 25% unemployment rate. Rather, in the archane world of philology or the study of language and literature in written form, the scholars at the Real academia española (RAE)–considered the […]

Election 2012: George Lopez v. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Missed Opportunity

GEORGE LOPEZ: IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU

When George Lopez in his HBO special went on an “f” word rapid-fire tirade after “getting political”, many of us didn’t get upset because our culture has desensitized us to this kind of language.  Whether it’s a live comedy performance or cable shows, you would think you’re in a war zone “F bombs” are dropped […]