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: Election 2012: The Latino Vote

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What a week!  Herman Cain dropped out of the race to become the Republican Presidential nominee.  That means I may soon be out of a job (wink wink to the chicas at NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin where in the segment the “Beauty Shop” I have dished, with other women thought leaders, extensively on […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Talks about the Media and the GOP Primary Race on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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The 2012 Presidential election is less than a year away and I’m wondering, “Are we there YET?” No. But with this election season ramping up over the summer (The Donald, anyone?), by now I’m a little frayed at the edges.  And we have 11 months, 1 week, and 11 days until Election Day, Tuesday, November […]

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The GOP Candidates’ Stance on Immigration

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Latinos are furious with the President for failing to deliver on his promise of immigration reform as I outline in the series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate” and the Latina Magazine post that preceded this one which looks at Obama’s stance on this political hot button issue.  But where do those vying to be his Republican […]

Please Vote for The Wise Latina Club as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger Today!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

The last day to vote for The Wise Latina Club and yours truly as Latinos in Social Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger is this Sunday, October 30th. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements that works to positively change the Latino community and our country by harnessing the power of […]