TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on Univision’s Al Punto with Jorge Ramos: Election 2012 and the Oscars

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado on Univision's Al Punto with Jorge Ramos on Election 2012 and Oscars

Ring…Ring…Ring… “¿Allo?“ “Hola Viviana.  It’s Jorge Ramos calling.  I’m dying to share your incisive, ground-breaking, unique, and down-with-it perspectiva with my Al Punto viewers.  Wanna hang out and come on?” [insert:  ¡Thump!  Smelling salts to bring me back to life after hearing Ol' Blue Eyes on the phone] “¡Jorge!  Of course.  Have your people call my people to co-ord…” ¡K […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Based on His Record, Will You Vote for Mitt Romney?

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I swear, it’s Idol for the Dweeb set–you know the ones who didn’t go to prom (ahem, unless Big Bro strong-armed his B-F-F–El Peruano–to go with you to the dance clad in cotton candy-my-dress-was-that-pink-and-grande). The Arizona Republican debate proved that although primary Republicans voters still won’t ask Mitt Romney to the prom–be their Presidential nominee, he’s a […]

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or rockin’ a Tibi coral dress and strappy sandals. They all want a piece of it. […]

In Latina Magazine: Election 2012: Can Barack Obama Run on His Record With Latino Voters?

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Checa my record. In our 24/7 information culture where things come at us at the speed of light and in 140 characters or less, check my record is kind of an quaint concept, ¿no? along the lines of: “Yes I’ll do it because I said I would.” Or…”you can count on me.” Or…”Don’t…because it’s wrong.” […]

Best Movie Love Scenes…or Por Qué I’m Still Single

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Editor’s Note: This post was first appeared one year ago right before Valentine’s Day. As I look back, I think it has the bones of how TWLC would and has developed (interesting, ¿no? that it’s a post about L-O-V-E that would inspire and become the guts of a blog that tacked toward politics): a modern Latina voice […]

Obama Campaign MIA Latino Playlist

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Gives the Obama Campaign a Latino Playlist

Jaimecito Messina, you mean to tell me that at campaign headquarters, there isn’t one Latino lackey who could have added some sabor to the campaign playlist leaked Thursday by Político‘s stealth journo Mike Allen?  This oversight could cost the Prez some precious votos when there’s shaken confianza: Latinos are worried in poll after poll about jobs, the economy, […]

Escándalos Políticos: the Santorum Surge and Susan Komen: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Escándalo.  This just sounds soooo much more dramatic than “scandal,” ¿no? You can almost say: escándalo is the spice of life (as long as it’s not malicious, that’s otra cosa: being a Mean Girl). You know, along the lines of: ¡Uyyy! Esa Giselle is a tigresa supermodel the way she defended El Brady. or… I never was a […]

In Latina Magazine: Are Politicians Afraid to Speak Spanish?

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Are Políticos scared of speaking español or flap the labios on “Latino issues” (¡psssttt!: We care about “American issues”–jobs AND immigration–because we’re American, too)? Let’s play a game: who said what.  Can you match… On the DREAMers: “Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” “I Wish I Could […]