Latinos’ Bad Credit, No Credit, Big Problem: TWLC Interviews Progreso Financiero’s James Gutierrez

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“In this country if you don’t have a credit score, it’s like not having a face.” -James Gutierrez, Progreso Financiero Because of the global financial crisis, we know how integral credit is to economic growth, recovery, and overall U.S. competitiveness.  Eyes glazing over?  It’s also vital to YOU–the middle class.  No, not spending what you […]

Latinos May Save Your ______: TWLC Interviews Google’s Mark López

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Latinos may save your ______. Fill in the blank: Retirement.  Stock portfolio.  Medicare/social security benefit.  Help companies grow and hire new employees.  Build new schools and roads in your community. U.S. investors are color blind, unless it’s the color of greenbacks.  Whether it’s a car dealership or Google, companies understand that U.S. economic recovery, growth, […]

Mr. President: Try Substantive Instead of “Equal” Partnership with Latin America

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“¡Pobre México! ¡Tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos!” “Poor Mexico! So far from God and so close to the United States!” -Porfirio Díaz Mexican strong man Porfirio Díaz is credited with these words that describe the 20th Century U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Latin America relationships as the Roosevelt Corollary (Monroe Doctrine on […]

La Maverick: My More Magazine Interview with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

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Check out my first article for More Magazine.  I interviewed New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) soon after she was elected in November 2010, making historia as this state’s first woman–and the nation’s primera Latina guv.  She is a tough nut to crack: she is charming and was evasive, although I drilled her on her […]

J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold

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Jennifer Lopez is likely the first chica to get insurance on her headline-making bootay (which is something Latinas, particularly Caribeñas never understood. J-LO’s tush is no fuss for us. It’s normál-sized). Now, she’s the first Hispana to be the face legs of Gillette Venus Razors. ¡Momento! I think I hear the Gekko, the Umbrella, heck, […]

The Wise Latina Club: The Manifesto

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Manifesto: A public declaration of principles and intentions. Could have political or religious connotations. A life stance. From the Latin “manifestare”: to make public. Related to the verb “manifest”: to display or show; appear; become apparent; prove. The Wise Latina Club is blogging herself into existence. Actually, it’s been here centuries, before Al Gore “invented […]