Wonder Twin Powers Activate: ¡Form of One of the Most Powerful Latinas in Social Media!

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You learn a lot of things on Twitter.  Like Bin-Laden‘s death.  That J-Lo and Marc Anthony are finito.  That @InvisibleObama is long on funny but short on clever. I also found out that I had been named by U.S. Hispanic-centered website Voxxi News one of the most powerful Latinas on social media when Univision anchor María Elena […]

What’s Wrong with National Voter Registration Day

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado in Latina Magazine on Election 2012: Young Latino Voters

Very little, except that like any “holiday” most people will get excited, Twitter will burn down, and then everyone goes back to her solitary lane in life. Not me. I want to push you to not just register which is critically important but to stay engaged and informed. Gente, don’t get me wrong.  Registering to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sometimes When You Hangear, You Get Quoted

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Charlotte, North Carolina. The email came in the middle of…oh heck, I don’t know since the last two weeks have been a blur once I hit the road firstly to Tampa, Florida for the 2012 Republican National Convention, then Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention. Special assignment: covering back to back conventions for the emerging […]

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 […]