Fox News Latino: Romney Doubles Down on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado in Fox News Latino: Romney Double Downs on Immigration at South Carolina Debate

Drama!  Bright Lights!  Riled up booing crowds!  Blow-dried, made-up, and dark-suited men in stark opposition to the sweater vests or rolled-up sleeves of TV ads! Multiple choice answer: a) latest George Clooney movie b) Rehearsals for the K Street version of S**t White Girls Say to Black Girls or S**t Lobbyists Say to Lawmakers (hmmm.  Maybe I […]

“The Dream”: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks About Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to you?” A big, open-ended question/challenge issued by NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin that allows us to reflect on the extraordinary contributions made by the civil and human rights icon that moved us toward a more perfect nation. But it also painfully reminds us that more than half a century […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks New Immigration Laws, Obamas’ Marriage, & Beyoncé’s Baby on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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“Celebrities, They’re Just Like Us!” is my favorite segments in US Weekly. They eat ice cream! They go to Target! nboinbreogrogtewoighrogqoig They face plant in their computers because they’re so tired from burning the midnight, day break, lunchtime, former Oprah slot, late night oil (actually, that’s me and I’m no celeb)! In fact, celebrities are nothing like us, […]

Latina Magazine: Could Marco Rubio Help Mitt Romney Carry the Latino Vote?

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This is a story about a popular game that’s played in Washington every four years. It’s not baseball or football given that the Nats and Redskins, year in and year out, break fans’ hearts. It’s not potluck dinner Game Night at K and D’s (this Sunday) where we’re mixing Inglorious Basterds/Who Am I? with Cranium […]

Latina Magazine: The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year

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What a hard exercise.  Decide the best political stories of 2011, particularly as they impacted the Latino community. Hmmm.  Where to start? Immigration, but not because Hispanics are “one issue” voters.  Au contraire mon frère. Latinos care as much, if not more according to some polls, about the economy and education.  Legal, illegal immigrant, Wall […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only a political nerd like me could love. But listen in to the discussion on NPR’s […]

Fox News Latino: U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

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Children must pay the price for actions committed by their parents. That’s the message to students from the Florida Department of Education and the Board of Governors after the requirements to apply for a merit scholarship were revised to include completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a social security number. No […]

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

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We don’t think about the political and social weight of language because we use it everyday to accomplish utilitarian and in the larger scheme, mundane tasks. Think: A plea of “please, please, please don’t tow me” in front of the all powerful Department of Transportation god about to drive away, followed moments later by a thrown […]