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.
Latest posts by Marianna Breytman
1 February 2016
From "irresponsible" to "guardian of traditions": A photo of a popular matador fighting a heifer with his baby in his arms provokes a strong and mixed reaction in Spain.
13 November 2015
Even at a moment like this, after such a display of support from the public, feminists are hardly celebrating. Just days after the mass protest, crime stats are rising again.
9 November 2015
Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.
21 September 2015
The singer-songwriter, murdered in the aftermath of Augusto Pinochet's coup, invited listeners to dare to dream of a future in which society wasn't separated into powerful elites and disenfranchised masses.
7 September 2015
29 August 2015
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
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
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.
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."