Why There Should Not Be a ‘Latino’ Debate

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Minutes after the Commission on Presidential Debates, or CPD, announced that CNN’s Candy Crowley would be the first woman in 20 years to moderate one of the 2012 debates, the Twitterverse started burning up with the question: Why wasn’t a Latino chosen to chair this staple of the election season, culminating in a letter from […]

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 […]

Mitt Romney’s Porcentages: ¿1, 47, or 100?

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Mitt Romney is known for putting his foot in his mouth. But when the liberal magazine Mother Jones posted the video of the 2012 Republican presidential nominee calling 47% of Obama voters “freeloaders,” political junkies, average Americans, and campaign strategists gasped. Click here to watch the video secretly taped at a private Florida fundraiser. The […]

My First Wordless Wednesday or Miércoles Mudo: How did a Latino News Show Become a Slur?

The Wise Latina Club's First Wordless Wednesday/Miércoles Mudo-Missing Letter

This is a first for The Wise Latina Club–participating in a staple of the blogosphere–a meme where millions post a picture with no words on Wednesday–hence Wordless Wednesday or Miércoles mudo en español–because the photo speaks for itself, plus readers’ interpretations. Here it is: a screen grab from the Twitter of Univision‘s Sunday public affair show Al Punto […]

More Habla: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s “Punto y Seguido”

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012

In case you suspect I have A LOT to say, especially about things I’m passionate about like política, you’re rrriiggghhhtttt! Especially when it concerns Latinos. You see, everyone–pols, marketers, corporations–is going a little loco with the 2010 U.S. Census data. Basically, our population growth is akin to a Rebecca Black YouTube video going viral. And along […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol' Blue Eyes on the phone] “¡Jorge!  Of course.  Have your people call my people to co-ord…” ¡K […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univisión’s “Al Punto con Jorge Ramos”

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In my house, we watch Meet the Press and Al Punto con Jorge Ramos, Univisión’s public affairs show (of course, I’m a big policy dork who channel surfs to catch glimpses of the other programs).  Why? Because on the other networks, I won’t find context of what’s going on in Latin America or how the […]

Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel

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Dear Mr. Stengel, When I noticed the lack of Latinos and Latin Americans in the 2011 Time 100, I thought: Again?  My criticism does not probe whether Gossip Girl Blake Lively should be on the same “list” as Afghan prosecutor general Maria Bashir or if the blonde bombshell took the place of someone more relevant. […]