Very passionate about politics, and the power of the pen. Love my job as a journo. All tweets are my own opinions, and RTs don´t mean endorsements.

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Biography

Nicaraguan-born María Peña has lived in the United States since 1978, and she has worked as a bilingual journalist in Washington for 27 years. Throughout her career she has interviewed celebrities as well as local, state, and national leaders, including president Barack Obama, both as a candidat...

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Activistas condenan exclusión de Haití de visas temporales y exigen solución del Congreso  https://wp.me/p7DEtO-7BaB 
RT @CREWcrew: On the left, countries Ivanka has visited as a White House official. On the right, countries she visited where her… https://t.co/TXQcrkGw7S
On eve of Trump´s 1st year anniversary since his inauguration, here's a cheatsheet of his main immigration decisions  https://laopinion.com/2018/01/18/cronologia-de-principales-acciones-migratorias-en-la-era-de-trump/#.WmEpFei2B-0.twitter  via @laopinionla
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What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a news producer for the local Univision affiliate in the DC area, but I did everything in the newsroom, including anchoring.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, we used them while I was a freshman in college.

How is social media changing news?

It´s definitely helping spread news at a faster pace, in real time, and to a far wider audience.

Awards

LULAC National Journalism Trailblazer Award

2016 - Journalism
The award was given to nationally-recognized journalists who have championed the cause of immigrants in the country. Other awardees included NBC´s Lori Montenegro and Mario Díaz-Balart, and Univision´s Fernando Pizarro.