Tag Archives: politics

Anatomy of an Immigration Debate: Brown Faces at the White House

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“E pluribus unum” –Motto found on the seal of the United States The dictum “Out of many, one” is as ubiquitous–officially–as it is defining of  U.S. mythology. It is imprinted on money which underscores how critical it is to the  Read More...

Senator McCain’s Definition of Illegal Could Mean You

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Courtesy: ABC News

Senior Arizona Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain ignited a firestorm of criticism over his comments last weekend that the tragic wildfires raging in his state were set by “people who have crossed our border illegally.” He immediately  Read More...

¿United States Naval Ship Cesar Chavez?

Courtesy: Cesar E. Chavez Foundation

This week Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the 14th and last Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ship to be built by the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, would be named after the godfather of the Latino civil rights  Read More...

SEAL an Anchor Baby? How an Assumption Became Truth (and I’m Not Talking about la Virgen María)

Navy SEALS Courtesy: discoverspecialforces.com

As details of Osama bin Laden’s assassination spread virally throughout the internet, so are rumors that one of the Navy SEALs involved in arguably one of history’s most anticipated deaths is an “anchor baby” or a child born to illegal immigrants in  Read More...

Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel

The 2011 Time 100 Cover Courtesy: Time

Dear Mr. Stengel, When I noticed the lack of Latinos and Latin Americans in the 2011 Time 100, I thought: Again?  My criticism does not probe whether Gossip Girl Blake Lively should be on the same “list” as Afghan prosecutor  Read More...

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

Viviana Hurtado and James Gutierrez

“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.   Read More...

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

President Obama in South America

“¡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  Read More...

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

Susana Martinez Courtesy: Office of the Governor

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  Read More...