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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.

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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Fighting Corruption, One Bribe at a Time

Fighting Corruption, One Bribe at a Time

MONOCLE: A new app available in Russia is designed to collect anonymous reports of illicit payments and visualize them online – with the goal of quantifying the country’s rampant corruption problem.
For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

VICE: Inmates at Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City have found a welcome escape – metaphorically, of course...
Archery on the rise in NYC

Archery on the rise in NYC

MONOCLE 24: The U.S. men’s Olypmic team won silver at London 2012, and “The Hunger Games” film broke box office records. The main character was a highly skilled archer – so could she be a new Robin Hood for today’s generation?
Saving Mexican culture with cocktails

Saving Mexican culture with cocktails

MONOCLE 24: By using traditional ingredients to create original beverages, a group of “etnomixologists” hope to preserve indigenous Mexican culture in today’s globalized world.
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.
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.
Exploring dark energy with the world’s largest camera

Exploring dark energy with the world’s largest camera

REUTERS: Astronomers in Chile hope to unlock secrets of our changing universe with the most powerful sky-mapping camera ever built. A five-year study beginning in December aims to discover some 300 million galaxies and 4,000 supernovae.
Interview: Pat Kiernan on the New York media world

Interview: Pat Kiernan on the New York media world

MONOCLE 24: One of the most familiar faces in New York television is Pat Kiernan. He’s anchored the morning show on NY1 – a 24-hour news channel – for the last 15 years, and it’s become an essential way to start the day for many in the city.
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.
Guar: The obscure bean worth a bundle

Guar: The obscure bean worth a bundle

REUTERS: The little-known guar bean is now used for excavating natural gas, which caused it to achieve the equivalent of bean stardom. And with it, prices have skyrocketed. That’s good for Texas bean farmers but bad for gas producers searching for a cheaper solution.