Latest posts by Marianna Breytman
“Your language is worthless,” they were told repeatedly. “To be a Mexican citizen, you must speak the national language, Spanish. Stop speaking your language.”
"I was surprised that people sporting dreadlocks, turbans, braids, and other Afrocentric apparel failed to acknowledge the word "migrant" at an event supporting those being persecuted in Catalonia..."
"...I don’t remember when violence was not part of my life, when I didn’t live in fear of being attacked by those seeking to seize or to maintain power."
Some consider him a murderous tyrant, while others look back on his rule fondly. Either way, Manuel Antonio Noriega is finally dead.
"Almost 30,000 people were watching the VPITV broadcast on YouTube when the Bolivarian National Police took the cameraman."
The best of Latin American info-activism did not fit into one post, so this will be the first of two articles discussing initiatives that sparked online fire throughout the region.
"We must urgently portray the faces of those who face fear."
The extreme Mexican left hints at nominating an indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential election. Meanwhile, in Chiapas, women are forced to renounce their positions because of their gender.
As a response to discrimination on the dance floor, the Queer Tango opens spaces for diversity and exploration of the tango without gender discrimination.
Forced disappearances, mass graves, widespread impunity, a devaluing currency, economic crisis. Does anyone still think Mexico is on the right track?
On meeting Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, and highlights from a discussion about the novelist at the 2016 International Congress of the Spanish Language.
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.
"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."
"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 a stronger fight against political corruption.
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.
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.
Social networks are increasingly filled with hate speech. This alarming phenomenon, however, is being countered by creative, irreverent, and organized women's groups online.
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.
Internet in Cuba – from public access points – is limited to using one social network, an email service, and chat and video applications.
Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.
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.