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

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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 the U.S.  Not only has this information NOT been confirmed or denied, it is likely […]

Open Letter to Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel

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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 general Maria Bashir or if the blonde bombshell took the place of someone more relevant. […]

Master Class: Latin Rock Star Juanes & DC Public School Students

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It’s hard not to crush on the Colombian Rock Star Juanes: His music fuses different rhythms and traditions, including old school Latin American Baladas, Classic Rock, Cumbias, and the Nueva Trova or Nueva Canción (sounds and socio-political messages).  As it/he evolves, it/he gets better. He has historically worked to raise awareness about the devastation caused […]

The High Heeled Kitchen Video: ¿Red or White Wine?

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Normally, I have a story that accompanies a post: I could have written about developing a taste for wine helped by the fact that I grew up in San Francisco, close to the glorious Napa Valley; how I once dreamed of getting married at a vineyard; how at times, I feel so “Sideways,” Jim Taylor […]

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

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“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.  Eyes glazing over?  It’s also vital to YOU–the middle class.  No, not spending what you […]

The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan: UPDATED with Recipe

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Show up with this flan to a dinner party or as the dessert course for an intimate din you prepared for your amor, and you will be worshiped and gloried. In this first webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen, I share the basic recipe for my delicioso flan: My Basic Cheater’s Delicioso Flan Recipe: 1 […]

The Wise Latina Club: The Manifesto

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Manifesto: A public declaration of principles and intentions. Could have political or religious connotations. A life stance. From the Latin “manifestare”: to make public. Related to the verb “manifest”: to display or show; appear; become apparent; prove. The Wise Latina Club is blogging herself into existence. Actually, it’s been here centuries, before Al Gore “invented […]