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.
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.
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.
VICE: As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, Brazil's aspirant global city is in the spotlight once again.
THE GUARDIAN: A growing movement of artists, activists and independent journalists is challenging dominant media narratives about the drastic water shortage in south Brazil.
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.
BBC: Hidden away in a dark basement in Budapest, the Hungarian Pinball Museum is a true blast from the past.
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.
AL JAZEERA: A documentary about one woman’s quest to harness the power of the southern sun with innovative technology.
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.
THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Rivers of Europe ship, a mobile exhibition and performance space manned by a crew of international artists, traveled through a region torn apart by history to promote messages of integration through art, music and dance.
VOCATIV: An army of artists took over a huge tower block and created their own cultural center in the spirit of open collaboration – but that didn't stop authorities from trying to kick them out.