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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 Translation Services clients and Lingua's into-English translators.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

9 June 2016

Mexico, on the Mountaintop, or in the Abyss?

The Bridge

Forced disappearances, mass graves, widespread impunity, a devaluing currency, economic crisis. Does anyone still think Mexico is on the right track?

4 May 2016

Two Years Without Gabriel García Márquez: A Tribute

The Bridge

On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.

24 April 2016

Three Brave Women Launch Campaign to Encourage Reporting Acts of Sexual Violence in Mexico

With the confidence that "when one of us is touched, we all respond", the "Don't remain silent" campaign encourages reporting acts of sexual violence committed daily against women in Mexico.

14 April 2016

The Innocents of the Panama Papers

The Bridge

"The desire for transparency around the issue of tax evasion is understandable. But the question arises as to whether innocent people are being hurt as a result of this process."

11 March 2016

Civic Law Initiative Propels Fight Against Political Corruption in Mexico

"Asking politicians to solve the problem is like asking a footballer to be the referee at his own match." The 3of3 initiative is the voice of many Mexicans asking for...

1 February 2016

Spaniards Fired up Over Photo of Bullfighter With a Baby in His Arms

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

Thousands March Against Gender Violence in Spain

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

When Were You Sexually Harassed for the First Time? Brazilian Women React to Online Violence

Global Voices Advocacy

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

Chilean Musician Victor Jara's Rethinking of Power Lives on Long After His Murder

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

Browsing the Web from Cuba's Public Hotspots

Global Voices Advocacy

Internet in Cuba – from public access points – is limited to using one social network, an email service, and chat and video applications.

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."

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