Petraeus Escándalo Boils Down to El Hombre Propone y la Mujer Dispone

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When I read on Twitter that Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director David Petraeus resigned days after the re-election of Barack Obama, I assumed the decorated retired Army general had done so because he no longer wanted to serve under this President. Is it because this straightest of arrows perhaps knew something about the security failure behind […]

Take It Offfff!!! Who Said Election 2012 Isn’t Sexy?

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It’s provocative, especially when arguably the strongest asset in a campaign is deployed. That happened when First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Latina mothers for a friendly chat sponsored by Hispanic mom lifestyle-focused website Mamiverse.  That it was a first isn’t that important if you consider that Latino online presence and technology have grown exponentially […]

I’m Reading 50 Shades of Grey as Homework for NPR

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado is Reading 50 Shades of Grey for NPR

I took E.L. Jame’s Fifty Shades of Grey to the dog park and let’s say, the males started gravitating to me—and I’m not talkin’ ’bout the four-legged kind! I had to read this va va voooom novel as homework for NPR while I fill-in on Tell Me More as guest host while Michel is away. […]

The Give Up

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Everything is an exchange.  Everything.  And virtually everything is politics.  I’m not talking ’bout kissing babies and stumping at high school auditoriums once every four years.  What kinds of light bulbs do you use?  Do you send your children to private or public school?  How ’bout the air you breathe?  Latinas, what’s in there? Notre […]

Why I Would NEVER Live with a Boyfriend Explained on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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That I feared the ¿qué dirán?–what will people say?–more for Mami than me is what barred me from ever committing a barbaridad of ill-repute that would prove all my tías in Colombia right about the perils of raising daughters a la americana. Then I got older and guess what?  I won’t move in with a boyfriend.  It has […]