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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.

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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.
Pinball Paradise

Pinball Paradise

BBC: Hidden away in a dark basement in Budapest, the Hungarian Pinball Museum is a true blast from the past.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loft Chronicles

Loft Chronicles

THE WIRE: Minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been living in his Chinatown loft since the late 1960s – and curating concerts there for almost as long.
Sandy Stories

Sandy Stories

Six weeks after “Superstorm” Sandy devastated New York, recovery efforts were in full flow – but some Long Island residents still didn’t have basic services like water and heat. They staged a march to voice their discontent.