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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 Brazil, Uruguay and Antarctica.

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.
Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

Singing to Be Heard, Behind Bars in Mexico

THE NEW YORK TIMES: “La Voz Penitenciaría” is a national competition that aims to help reintegrate prisoners into society.
At 450 Years Old, Rio Is Divided Into Two Worlds

At 450 Years Old, Rio Is Divided Into Two Worlds

VICE: As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, Brazil's aspirant global city is in the spotlight once again.
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.
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.
Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

Welcome to Okinawa, Bolivia

MONOCLE 24: A rare visit to the remote colony founded for migrants from a Japanese island devastated by World War Two.
How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

How Lenin and Red Square ended up in NYC

MONOCLE 24: In the mid-1990s, a bronze statue of Lenin suddenly appeared on New York's Lower East Side – and became an unlikely symbol of gentrification in this gritty urban neighborhood.
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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.
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.
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.
Cultures collide at Cumbre Tajín folk festival

Cultures collide at Cumbre Tajín folk festival

MONOCLE 24: The Cumbre Tajín festival celebrates indigenous identity, combining scores of cultural activities with a distinctly popular musical lineup. Traditional folk dances share a stage with the likes of Fatboy Slim – but does this formula work?
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.