Taylor Dolven

Demands for Change Continue One Year After Murder of 9-Year-Old Kevin Molina

This is a story about the villas of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Not a story about the usual stigmas and stereotypes, but one about human rights. Today marks one year since a nine-year-old boy named Kevin Molina was killed by a stray bullet while he watched the Disney Channel with his siblings in the Villa Zavaleta. […]

  • Sep 7, 2014
  • 6:27 PM

Searching for Decades, Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo President Finally Finds Grandson

Estela de Carlotto, the leader of Argentina’s human rights organization “Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo,” has finally found her missing grandson after more than 35 years of searching. Her daughter Laura disappeared during the last dictatorship and gave birth to a son, Guido Carlotto, in a military hospital on June 26, 1978. Hoy Estela estará […]

  • Aug 6, 2014
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#JusticeForEricGarner: “Today We Have to Be Scared of Cops and Robbers”

HARLEM—Hundreds gathered Saturday morning at the National Action Network in Harlem to demand a just investigation in the case of 43-year-old Eric Garner, who was allegedly choked and killed by police in Staten Island on July 17. The room was packed as the audience watched Garner’s wife, Esaw Garner, collapse in sobs next to Reverend Al […]

  • Jul 20, 2014
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Hunger Strike in Buenos Aires Demands Urbanization of the City’s Poorest Villas

BUENOS AIRES—Neighbors and activists from Buenos Aires’ poorest villas (neighborhoods) began a hunger strike Monday in a giant tent situated around the city’s obelisk at the intersection of two main avenues. The organizing group, la Corriente Villera Independiente (CVI), is demanding their neighborhoods be urbanized by the city government. A declaration by the CVI states, […]

  • Apr 23, 2014
  • 5:30 PM

Camping Protesters in Argentine Town Halt Construction of Monsanto Plant

MALVINAS ARGENTINAS, CÓRDOBA—For the first time in history, a campsite of neighbors in Argentina has stopped the construction of a multinational agriculture plant belonging to Monsanto. For more than six months, residents of Malvinas Argentinas, a small town outside of Córdoba, Argentina, have been camping on the land occupied by Monsanto, a biotechnology multinational which […]

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • 8:37 AM

The Note Less Played: Argentina’s Laptra Proves Success Exists Outside System

What do independence and music have in common? Independence is defined as freedom from outside control or support, and for a group of 15 bands that make up the music label, Laptra, there is no music without independence. Laptra began in 2000 with bands from Buenos Aires Capital, Buenos Aires Province, Mexico and Uruguay. The […]

  • Nov 18, 2013
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