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Frederick is on the road in Latin America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, Reuters, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Argentina and Mexico.

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.
O.Z.O.R.A. 2014

O.Z.O.R.A. 2014

VICE / MONOCLE 24: Welcome to a wild world of Hungarian psychedelia, raves and circus shows known as O.Z.O.R.A.
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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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.
Omar Obaca: Argentina’s Created Candidate

Omar Obaca: Argentina’s Created Candidate

THE NEW YORK TIMES: A black presidential candidate invented by marketing gurus to satirize Argentine politics has become an online sensation, but also been accused of reviving offensive stereotypes about the marginalized Afro-descendent community.
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.
Prisoners gain new focus with pinhole photography

Prisoners gain new focus with pinhole photography

BBC: Photo workshops bring a new philosophy of life to Ezeiza women’s prison in Buenos Aires, where inmates chronicle their experience using pinhole cameras and find a vital creative space for self-expression.
Uruguay cannabis market struggles for legitimacy

Uruguay cannabis market struggles for legitimacy

THE GUARDIAN: The cultivation and sale of marijuana have been legal since May 2014 but regulatory bodies, police and pharmacies are struggling to catch up with home growers, cannabis clubs and their steady clientele.
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.
São Paulo water crisis generates wave of Brazilian art activism

São Paulo water crisis generates wave of Brazilian art activism

THE GUARDIAN: A growing movement of artists, activists and independent journalists is challenging dominant media narratives about the drastic water shortage in south Brazil.
Astro-boom offers big bang for the buck in Chile

Astro-boom offers big bang for the buck in Chile

AL JAZEERA: Chile will host 70 percent of global astronomic infrastructure by 2020 – with a boom in tech innovation, engineering and tourism set to follow.
Pinball Paradise

Pinball Paradise

BBC: Hidden away in a dark basement in Budapest, the Hungarian Pinball Museum is a true blast from the past.
Nisman’s Ex-Wife Received Magazine With 'Bullet Mark' Photo a Day Before His Death

Nisman’s Ex-Wife Received Magazine With ‘Bullet Mark’ Photo a Day Before His Death

VICE NEWS: A draft arrest warrant for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was found in the apartment of Alberto Nisman, who was due to present claims that she orchestrated a cover-up over a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires.
Seizing Solar Power

Seizing Solar Power

AL JAZEERA: A documentary about one woman’s quest to harness the power of the southern sun with innovative technology.
Spanish orchestra fights with the weapon of music

Spanish orchestra fights with the weapon of music

MONOCLE 24 / ROADS & KINGDOMS: Madrid’s rabble-rousing Solfónica has become an iconic voice of rebellion at protests that have swept through Spain in recent years.