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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Antarctica, Uruguay and Argentina.

The Slum Priests of Buenos Aires

The Slum Priests of Buenos Aires

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Before he became Pope Francis, Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio sent many priests to work and live in the slums – or “villas” – of Buenos Aires.
Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

THE NEW YORK TIMES: “La Voz Penitenciaría” is a national competition that aims to help reintegrate prisoners into society.
At 450 Years Old, Rio Is Divided Into Two Worlds

At 450 Years Old, Rio Is Divided Into Two Worlds

VICE: As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, Brazil's aspirant global city is in the spotlight once again.
Pimping out Brazil’s invisible recycling force

Pimping out Brazil’s invisible recycling force

BBC: São Paolo artist Thiago Mundano strives to give a voice to a quiet army of 20,000 “catadores” who recycle trash from the streets to keep their city clean.
Flight for Survival

Flight for Survival

BBC / ROADS & KINGDOMS: In the Mexican town of Papantla, the gravity-defying “Voladores” ritual is helping the Totonac people preserve their heritage against the odds.
Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

MONOCLE 24: A rare visit to the remote colony founded for migrants from a Japanese island devastated by World War Two.
How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

MONOCLE 24: In the mid-1990s, a bronze statue of Lenin suddenly appeared on New York's Lower East Side – and became an unlikely symbol of gentrification in this gritty urban neighborhood.
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The Antarctic Biennale

The Antarctic Biennale

CNN / VICE / MONOCLE 24: A pioneering expedition to the seventh continent sought to break down boundaries between art and science.
Uruguay’s open prison

Uruguay’s open prison

BBC NEWS: At Punta de Rieles, inmates can set up businesses, start rock bands and circulate freely – with the goal of helping them reintegrate into society when their sentences have been served.
Latin American cinema stars in Mar del Plata

Latin American cinema stars in Mar del Plata

MONOCLE 24: Filmmakers and cinema lovers from around the world congregated in one of Argentina’s most popular beach resorts for an expansive festival that is famed for its progressive, open mentality.
Listening Clubs Tantalize London’s Audiophiles

Listening Clubs Tantalize London’s Audiophiles

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Clubs with rarefied hi-fi equipment have become a mecca for listeners who crave an emotional connection to music.
Found in Ecuador: A Time Capsule for the Ears

Found in Ecuador: A Time Capsule for the Ears

THE NEW YORK TIMES: After his grandfather’s death, a music producer finds a trove of almost perfectly preserved audiotapes representing a vital chapter of Ecuador’s musical history.
My dad the narco kingpin

My dad the narco kingpin

THE SUNDAY TIMES: When Pablo Escobar’s reign came to a bloody end, his family barely escaped the carnage. Now his son has opened a window into this decadent, dangerous world with a fascinating new book.
Audio art piece gives Londoners a mystery tour

Audio art piece gives Londoners a mystery tour

MONOCLE 24: “Remote X” blurs the lines between performance and interactive storytelling. After visiting more than 30 locations around the world, its latest stop is the English capital.
Virtual Reality takes center stage at Sónar+D

Virtual Reality takes center stage at Sónar+D

MONOCLE 24 / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN: Barcelona’s annual Sónar electronic music festival has spun off into a parallel innovation congress, which showcased emerging VR technology this year.
The cinematic magic of Caliwood

The cinematic magic of Caliwood

BBC NEWS: More than 600 exhibits are on display at Colombia’s first cinema museum, run by two avid collectors with no shortage of stories.
Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?

Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?

VICE / THUMP: Drug-related deaths at Time Warp Argentina sparked a city-wide ban on electronic music, but locals are skeptical about the government’s ability to fix a broken system.
Oil and Lava

Oil and Lava

VICE / MOTHERBOARD: The destiny of Ecuador, a small country with outsize ambitions, now depends overwhelmingly on a commodity price it cannot control – while a huge volcano awakens to threaten further chaos.
Favela ballet: A chance to dance in Alemão

Favela ballet: A chance to dance in Alemão

THE GUARDIAN: In Rio de Janeiro's notorious Morro do Adeus, a young dancer is helping girls transcend their harsh reality through ballet.