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 cultural exchange. These days she can be found in New York City running GV's Community Blog and translating posts, along with obsessively listening to NPR and learning krav maga somewhere along the way.
Latest posts by Marianna Breytman
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.
2 March 2015
23 February 2015
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
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
14 February 2015
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
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.