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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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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.
Family of slain Chilean singer seeks justice in US

Family of slain Chilean singer seeks justice in US

AP: The family of Victor Jara claims to have solved the 40-year-old mystery of who killed the revered folk singer during Chile’s 1973 coup.
Bolivians protest Morales flight scandal

Bolivians protest Morales flight scandal

MONOCLE 24 / LIVE: The refusal of four European states to allow Bolivia’s presidential plane into their airspace triggered a diplomatic crisis, and a wave of demonstration across the South American country – also fueled by deep anti-American tensions.
The multi-billion-dollar fight for national sovereignty

The multi-billion-dollar fight for national sovereignty

REUTERS: Felix Salmon explains the legal intricacies of Elliott vs. Argentina – one of those court cases so important and complex that only a Power Ranger, Transformers, Lego and wooden trains can possibly do it justice.
The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

The Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

FRANCE 24 / LIVE: Reporting from New York early on October 30, after a vicious tropical storm devastated the city and surrounding states.
Interview: Todd Gitlin on Occupy and the election

Interview: Todd Gitlin on Occupy and the election

MONOCLE 24: Occupy Wall Street may have all but disappeared from the news, but Professor Gitlin – author of a book about the campaign – believes its impact on political discourse has been significant, and could shape policy in a second Obama administration.
Pussy Riot: From ragtag artists to global icons of dissent

Pussy Riot: From ragtag artists to global icons of dissent

REUTERS: Three members of the Russian all-girl punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism” after playing in an Orthodox church. Reuters photojournalist Thomas Peter, who first met the artists in 2008, recalls his time with the group.
Thousands march in silence against NYPD's “Stop and Frisk”

Thousands march in silence against NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk”

CNN: Last year, nearly 685,000 people were stopped by officers in cases that ended with no meaningful charge, according to police department statistics. Of these, 87% were African-American or Latino.
Egypt: Tahrir burns with Mubarak protests

Egypt: Tahrir burns with Mubarak protests

REUTERS: After Egypt's ousted president, Hosni Mubarak, received a life sentence for his role in civilian deaths during the country's revolution, protesters marched on Tahrir Square in central Cairo.
Occupy protesters target Frieze art fair

Occupy protesters target Frieze art fair

MONOCLE 24: On May 4-7, thousands of visitors flocked to Randall’s Island in New York for the city’s first ever Frieze art fair. Galleries reported promising profits during a sellout weekend, but on Sunday afternoon, a small group of activists and artists gathered outside to make a noisy stand about commercialization of the creative world....
The 99% Spring: What next for Occupy?

The 99% Spring: What next for Occupy?

MONOCLE 24: Last year, Occupy Wall Street triggered waves of international protest when a ragged group of activists set up camp in a New York park. As winter arrived and the occupiers were evicted, questions emerged about the movement’s future – but plans are currently afoot for a big summer campaign in cities across America....
Kiss and run: new film casts light on pro-Putin youth movement

Kiss and run: new film casts light on pro-Putin youth movement

OPEN DEMOCRACY: Masha Drokova was a rising star of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi, yet she was also friends with Oleg Kashin – a critical journalist who was nearly killed by assailants allegedly connected to her organisation. A compelling new documentary captures this moral dilemma.