CURRENT LOCATION: BRAZIL


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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On the Danube, Ambassadors of Culture

On the Danube, Ambassadors of Culture

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.
Occupy São Paulo

Occupy São Paulo

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.
Meet the brave boy the World Cup ignored

Meet the brave boy the World Cup ignored

FUSION: Werá Jeguaka Mirim defied instructions to protest at the World Cup opening ceremony, just minutes before the tournament kicked off with millions watching. But the teenager's courageous call for indigenous land rights was ignored by TV cameras and journalists.
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.
Favela food breaks down social barriers

Favela food breaks down social barriers

MONOCLE 24: In Rio de Janeiro, a controversial pacification program is opening up slum neighborhoods to the wider world – and revealing a rich culinary culture that can play a part in changing public perception about these stigmatized areas.
The Cup of contradictions

The Cup of contradictions

RTÉ: Reflecting on the highs, lows and striking contradictions of FIFA’s money-spinning megashow.
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.
A World Cup for the People of Brazil

A World Cup for the People of Brazil

VOCATIV: Residents displaced by the new stadium in São Paulo held their own soccer tournament in protest – The People's Cup.
La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

La Yegros and the rise of electro-cumbia

MONOCLE 24: In recent years, electro music has morphed from a niche subculture into a global movement – and Latin America’s buzzing scene is emerging as a creative force. One artist making her mark in Europe is La Yegros, an Argentine singer who mixes traditional rhythms with heavy bass and poignant lyrics.
Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

BBC: Thousands of visitors are flocking to see the stars in Chile, attracted by clear skies and tourist observatories that are springing up around the northern regions.
Solar Villages

Solar Villages

AL JAZEERA / TRAILER: A documentary about the potential of solar energy to transform isolated rural communities, profoundly changing the lives of people struggling to survive at the margins of civilization.
The Nuyorican Revolution

The Nuyorican Revolution

NARRATIVELY: For half a century, spoken-word savants have seized their roots and given a voice to the Puerto Ricans of New York, creating a dynamic literary movement that continues to evolve in the city's shifting cultural landscape.