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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. 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.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

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

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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!"

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