UPDATE: Published in Latina Magazine! Meet New Congressman Joaquín Castro

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado interviews U.S. Congressman Joaquín Castro for Latina Magazine

Capital Hill, Washington, DC I put in the interview request for Texas Democratic Congressman Joaquín Castro soon after he was elected in November–before he had office space and when his bare bones staff was still communicating on Gmail. I keep checking. Then: “Congressman Castro can see you at 5:05P.” (Not 5:00 or 5:10P. They’re that over […]

What the Taco Bell Chihuahua Taught Me about Election 2012

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You could say that Hispanic Heritage Month (which is the only “celebration” that actually straddles two months–from mid-September to mid-October) started earlier with the Democratic and Republican National Conventions which I covered.  Rolling out San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the DNC keynote address and Florida junior Senator Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney was […]

DNC 2012: ¿Latinos, Interrupted?

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Charlotte, North Carolina “This is a big night for our community.” “El Julián is going to go national after tonight.” San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro opened the 2012 Democratic National Convention, one sign of the Obama campaign’s aggressive outreach to Latinos, an emerging community and voting bloc.  In addition to Castro’s keynote address, other important roles […]

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 […]

Julián Castro Tells Me Why Young Latinos Must Vote

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado LATISM's 2011 Best Politics Blogger

This is the scrappiest of videos, as your blogger-in-chief, sometimes has to do whatevs it takes to get the info out. In this case it was ambushing San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and asking the person next to me to film my questions.  Let’s face it.  This “Man of the Moment” already has a legion of […]

Latino to Deliver Keynote at the Democratic National Convention

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Although considered by some a rising political star in the Democratic party, Julián Castro became a super star when the news broke that he will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the beginning of September.  The San Antonio mayor is scheduled to speak, as is First Lady Michelle Obama, on the opening night.  This speech […]