Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to know Russian because she was born in Kiev. These days she can be found in New York City running GV's Community Blog and working with the Spanish into English translators, along with obsessively listening to NPR and learning krav maga somewhere along the way.
Latest posts by Marianna Breytman
25 June 2015
21 June 2015
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
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
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 is a Spanish-language radio program that tells Latin American stories from anywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States.
8 April 2015
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
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
"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
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.