“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” or Latino Voters Explained in One Song

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Latino Voters Explain in One Song: McFadden & Whitehead's Ain't No Stopping Us Now

Kitchen tables is where family budgets are stretched next to clipped coupons or if you’re digitally savvy like Cuponeando‘s Yoly Mason, bar-scanned into her smartphone.  Growing up we had a round table which held in its unbroken circle my dreams, while I set or cleared it.  This is where Mami and Papi sat to “figure” […]

The Urgency of Presente

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I wish I was the Ezra Klein kind of writer who is fabled to churn out witty, incisive, and relevant copy in 20 minutes.  Until this weekly politics column I write for Latina Magazine.  I wrote it one day before President Barack Obama announced he was pressing the pause button on deportations of students and/or military-bound illegal […]

Candidate Impulso: Cristina’s or the Economy’s?

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Cristina Saralegui, better known to Latinos simply as “Cristina” is Spanish-language TV’s Oprah.  Her popular talk show El show de Cristina for 21 years beginning in 1989 made her beloved among U.S. Hispanics who felt no one was speaking to them and looked to her for information on a range of issues–cheating hubs, domestic violence, staying […]

The Latino Vote: Checkmate President Obama

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“About damn time!” is what @Evelyn posted on The Wise Latina Club’s Facebook page after the breaking news that the Obama Administration will not just stop deporting DREAMers but that they will be given work permits.  About 800,000 illegal immigrants over the age of 16 who have been in the U.S. at least five years and […]

Dos Mujeres, una Elección

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Isn’t it nice when someone’s got the hots for you, when you’ve got something he wants? In this case it’s women, a coveted voting bloc by both Republicans and Democrats because like our seniors, they show up on Election day.  (Take note Latino voters). Both Romney and Obama campaigns are trying to convince mujeres that the other […]

On Sirius Radio: Will Latino Voters Show Up? Then the Dog Barked

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S Politics Radio on Puerto Rico Primary, Election 2012, The Latino Vote

You know it’s the summer of a Presidential election year because the race has narrowed, the challenging party’s nominee is known, and the radio and TV ads start laser focusing on voting blocs in hopes of peeling away precious votes. That’s become clear as the Obama and Romney campaign go mano-a-mano to court Latino voters with spots […]

“Juntos con Romney” & “El Presidente Nos Apoya”–In Inglés Pu-leaze

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Maybe all those dreams I had in the Fall with Mitt Romney confirmed my hunch that he and I have a connection that goes beyond politics, that we are connected deep in our psyches. As I have written most recently in ‘Dream a Little Bigger’, Unless You’re a DREAMer, I have been asking when the […]

“Dream a Little Bigger,” Unless You’re a DREAMer

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Ignore.  Shhh.  Keep Quiet. That’s the campaign’s strategy on immigration since the GOP Presidential debates.  Mitt Romney  supports legal immigration, a position that breaks with the fringe such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform which does not support any immigration. Punto final.  As for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.? Self-deport. […]