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Marianna Breytman

Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to speak Russian because she was born in Kiev. These days she can be found in New York City working with GV's into-English translators, reading on the subway, and learning krav maga somewhere along the way.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

29 August 2015

Puerto Rico Organizes From the Bottom Up in the Face of Economic Crisis

Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.

13 July 2015

The Internet Laughs at Spanish President Rajoy's Ignorance About His Country's Debt

Mariano Rajoy's blunders when talking about Spain's foreign debt have made netizens wonder how much he really knows about the reality of the country he governs.

25 June 2015

Copa América Shows How Little Love Chileans Have for President Bachelet

"It would've been much more honorable to present herself to the country and take the jokes stoically, but she decided to hide."

21 June 2015

A 68-Year-Old Book Is Fueling a Major Debate About Race in Costa Rica

Almost a century after its publication, the classic children's book "Cocorí" is fueling a major debate about racism in Costa Rica today.

19 June 2015

Hungry and on the Go in Mexico City? Reach for ‘Basket Tacos’

From Mexico to the world: "tacos de canasta" or "basket tacos". Although they may not be gourmet, they're certainly delicious. Let's take a look at their preparation and distribution.

15 June 2015

As Violence Rises, Some Venezuelans Pray to Dead Criminals for Help and Protection

In Venezuela, certain cults venerate deceased criminals. Followers visit their graves and build altars in their homes to ask the magical spirits for divine favors.

5 May 2015

Radio Ambulante and Global Voices Latin America Join Forces

Radio Ambulante is a Spanish-language radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States.

8 April 2015

What Does Airbnb's Cuba Launch Mean for US Citizens and Cuban Homeowners?

Renting out rooms is nothing new to Cubans, who have been doing so as an additional source of income for more than two decades.

16 March 2015

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

12 March 2015

The Country as a Mirror: Reflections of a Young Colombian in Bristol

"When you immigrate for a second time, the home that remains closest to you is the one you just left behind. You end up with a significant identity crisis."

9 March 2015

Diary of Journalist Pedro Canché Herrera, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in Mexico

Global Voices Advocacy

Pedro Canché Herrera is awaiting sentencing on sabotage charges, after recording video and interviewing protesters. He describes his experience and thoughts on free expression on social media.

2 March 2015

Spanish Football Fans Sing Chants that Justify Violence Against Women

"Go Rubén Castro! It wasn't your fault. She was a whore. You did good!"

23 February 2015

‘Birdman’ Director Puts Mexico Front and Center at Oscars

The "Birdman" director electrified Twitter with his acceptance speech at the Oscars, discussing the Mexican government and the situation of Mexican immigrants in the United States.

22 February 2015

Spanish Mayor's ​'​Pearls​'​ Inspire ​a Thousand Lame Excuses for Failing Class

The mayor of a small town in Spain made the dubious claim that the head of alternative party Podemos failed her in university three times "for wearing pearls."

18 February 2015

Cuba Announces New IT Policy and Does Not Mention Internet Access

Global Voices Advocacy

ICT use and access is one of the talking points in the process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States.

14 February 2015

Wave of Arrests in France for ‘Advocating Terrorism’ After Charlie Hebdo Attack

Global Voices Advocacy

Over 100 criminal charges have been filed for "terrorism advocacy" since the attacks, occasionally against minors, oftentimes for reasons that have little to do with the true fight against terrorism.

10 February 2015

Spain's Alternative Political Parties Are Fluent in Internet

New political parties planning to run in Spain's next elections are taking full advantage of digital tools to reach voters. Headliner Podemos got its start thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

16 January 2015

Civil Liberties vs. Terrorism: What Are We Willing to Give Up?

Global Voices Advocacy

European Union Interior Ministers are considering measures to combat terrorism in the region, which many have branded as draconian.

13 January 2015

Eight Years of Global Voices in Spanish

This January, Global Voices in Spanish turns 8, and some members of the community share what it means to them as a learning tool.

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