By Viviana Hurtado | 08/02/2012 - 16:00
Although considered by some a rising political star in the Democratic party, Julián Castro became a super star when the news broke that he will deliver the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention at the beginning of September. The San Antonio mayor is scheduled to speak, as is First Lady Michelle Obama, on the opening night. This speech will set the tone for President Obama’s nomination at the “top” of the Democratic ticket. Both Mrs.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/05/2012 - 15:00
About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote. The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of the general population and is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2050.
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00
I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/21/2012 - 15:00
Latinos’ enthusiasm and energy after President Obama announced young student or military illegal immigrants would not be deported could have powered a small city for a month. Now the devil is in the details: how is the policy going to be rolled out? What guidance will be given to those charged with executing the President’s vision such as law enforcement and government lawyers? What if Governor Mitt Romney beats President Obama – will those who come forward be thrown out of the country or left to languish for months in immigration clinks?
By Samantha Leal | 06/20/2012 - 15:06
Marco Rubio’s recently released memoir, An American Son, gives us insight into his life and beginnings. The Republican Vice President hopeful talks about his Cuban family, coming to grips with his heritage and parlaying that into a successful political career. But there were a few things that we didn’t know about Rubio (or at least, not in his words). Here are our top 5 takeaways:
He suffered from a medical complication as a child that could have killed him.
By Viviana Hurtado | 06/14/2012 - 16:06
Are you surprised that the Hispanic population is growing? I’m not. What does take me aback is how late political parties, the media, and some corporations are to the fiesta. You don’t need to be Latino, a statistician, or a census worker to see the changes happening all around you: the Hispanic population is responsible for more than half of the nation’s growth, according to the 2010 U.S.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/31/2012 - 15:49
Mitt Romney needed at least 97 delegates to reach the 1,144 needed to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press, which will be formalized at the GOP national nominating convention in Tampa, Florida. He got 105. Soon after, the Romney campaign released “A Better America Begins Toni
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/17/2012 - 15:30
With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket. This process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on Twitter, cable TV and even in Vegas. Of course no one but a handful of trusted advisors and family members know the short list of names the former governor of Massachusetts is really considering.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2008 - 15:25
Are you freaking out as much as we all are? It seems like this election has been going on FOREVER and now, finally, we are at the end of the race. A nervous anticipation grips our country as the world eagerly waits to learn who will be the next President of the United States. International leaders have even weighed in, for the most part enormously in favor of the leading presidential nominee, Barack Obama.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/07/2008 - 12:54
Hispanics are more likely to be uninsured than all other major ethnic groups in the U.S. What would you do to ensure that health care is not a luxury?