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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.

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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: 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.
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.