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Marianna Breytman

Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to know Russian because she was born in Kiev. She's extremely passionate about international education, human rights, and gender equality. These days she can be found in New York City translating GV posts, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

22 August 2014

Colombia’s Medellín Metro Says No to Music and Poetry, But Passengers Say Otherwise

Columbians are thinking twice about the treatment of passengers aboard the Medellín Metro, after several incidents publicized online have raised awareness about the metro's draconian treatment of riders.

20 August 2014

The Fight Against Mining's Destructive Consequences in Colombia

Mining generates social conflict, human rights violations for vulnerable populations, and a negative environmental impact, among other problems.

17 August 2014

GKill City, a Site for ‘Countercultural Journalism’ in Ecuador, Turns Three

Rising Voices

It's the country's only 2.0 media outlet that gives a voice to different ideologies and perspective. Journalists and citizens from all walks of life write for the site.

31 July 2014

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 25, but it is also the date of the U.S. invasion in 1898 and the murder of two young pro-independence activists.

11 July 2014

Oscar López Rivera Has Spent 33 Years Behind Bars in the US. Puerto Ricans Say That's 33 Too Many

Oscar López Rivera's imprisonment has received attention in recent weeks in various media outlets and at the United Nations from people who support his release.

3 July 2014

What Would Happen If the Ban on U.S. Travel to Cuba Were Lifted?

If the ban on U.S. travel to Cuba is lifted, private entrepreneurs residing on the island could bring in over $47 million in revenue each year.

30 June 2014

Google's Eric Schmidt Makes a Surprise Visit to Cuba to Promote Internet Freedom

If the US wants change, it should empower Cubans with smartphones, encourage freedom of expression and give them information tools, Schmidt said.

24 June 2014

Informal WiFi Networks Have Been Dismantled in Havana

The networks are primarily used to play games, share TV shows, series, and movies.

5 June 2014

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

3 June 2014

Typical Venezuelan Expressions, Illustrated and Translated Into English

Daisy Patton illustrates personal interpretations of traditional sayings with typical Venezuelan humor and color, that reflects a vision of a culture seeking to understand another through colloquial use of language.

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