DNC 2012: How Will the Next 4 Years Be Better Than the Last asks CNN’s Alex Castellanos?

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Charlotte, North Carolina Look who I ran into at Charlotte’s airport while I was picking up my maleta in baggage claim? CNN contributor and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.  Ni corta ni perezosa as Mami would say, I whipped out my camera and asked him if he would answer a couple of questions for Latinos in Social […]

Did the Bridesmaid Upstage the Bride? Marco Rubio Introduces GOP nominee Mitt Romney

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Tampa, Florida Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage.  Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs to liberty–this last principle illustrated with personal touches, references to his immigrant Cuban parents, and […]

La Voz de Pueblo RNC 2012: the Taxi Cab Interview

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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 […]

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 […]