TLWC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks Virginia Primaries, Iowa Caucus, & Janet Jackson on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Isn’t it a little slippery to not say hypocritical when some decide that the laws aren’t fair (whine) because they didn’t dot their i’s or cross their t’s? Of course the law can be unfair.  That’s what courts and legislation are for: codify, and when necessary, rectify the law of the land for the benefit […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Analyzes the Iowa Caucus on CNN en Español’s Café CNN

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado Talks GOP Iowa Caucus on CNNE's Café CNN

U.S. politics fascinates people all around the world. I learned that early on, having caught the travel bug early thanks to Mami and Papi who splurged on education and vacations abroad (Big Bro, Lil’ Sis, and I did not get cars at 16, nor weekly shopping sprees growing up.  “Not a good inbestment,” Mami would […]

Civics Clase: What’s a Caucus? Vlog

Viviana Hurtado's Civics Clase--"What's a Caucus?"--for The Wise Latina Club

13 Republican presidential candidate debates until the first major event leading up to the 2012 GOP nomination at the summer convention. But who’s counting? The much-anticipated Iowa caucus is important because it’s the first political biggie on the way to being named the Republican challenger to President Obama.  The winner will have the political wind on his back, […]

Latina Magazine: The 11 Biggest Political Stories Of The Year

Viviana Hurtado for Latina Magazine on 2011 Biggest Political Stories

What a hard exercise.  Decide the best political stories of 2011, particularly as they impacted the Latino community. Hmmm.  Where to start? Immigration, but not because Hispanics are “one issue” voters.  Au contraire mon frère. Latinos care as much, if not more according to some polls, about the economy and education.  Legal, illegal immigrant, Wall […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talking Kobe Bryant and Political Wives

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Calista on TV Define anchor baby Kobe di-vorc-ING! It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaarrr! Be glad–very glad–you’re not hearing me sing this twisted rendition of the Christmas classic only a political nerd like me could love. But listen in to the discussion on NPR’s […]

Fox News Latino: U.S. Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

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Children must pay the price for actions committed by their parents. That’s the message to students from the Florida Department of Education and the Board of Governors after the requirements to apply for a merit scholarship were revised to include completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with a social security number. No […]

Latina Magazine: “Anchor Baby”: When a Dictionary Definition Makes a Political Statement

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We don’t think about the political and social weight of language because we use it everyday to accomplish utilitarian and in the larger scheme, mundane tasks. Think: A plea of “please, please, please don’t tow me” in front of the all powerful Department of Transportation god about to drive away, followed moments later by a thrown […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Celebrity Chef José Andrés’ Política of Food

The High Heeled Kitchen's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Celebrity Chef José Andrés for The Wise Latina Club

Celebrity Chef José Andrés is as passionate about food as he is about politics. When he’s not opening a new hot spot restaurant, taping an episode of Made in Spain on PBS, guest-starring with his culinary partner-in-crime Tony Bourdain on the Travel Channel’s No Reservations, racking up awards such as the 2011 James Beard Foundation Chef of the […]