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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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Al Jazeera campaign attracts 23,000 supporters

Al Jazeera campaign attracts 23,000 supporters

MONOCLE 24: Al Jazeera English is available in some 250 million households around the world – but in the United States, it’s a different story. A group of activists recently gathered 23,000 signatures demanding that Comcast – one of the biggest American cable companies – provide A.J.E. to all its customers.
As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

NORTHATTAN: A recent study revealed that nearly a quarter of American women experienced domestic violence last year. The Violence Intervention Program is working to reduce these negative numbers.
Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

NORTHATTAN: Community activists from East Harlem and the South Bronx argue that the John McEnroe Tennis Academy should be more accessible for local people – but the man himself says he shares the same goal.
Faith Leaders Rally Against Fracking

Faith Leaders Rally Against Fracking

On December 8, representatives of diverse religious communities gathered to learn about hydraulic fracturing – and many are planning to petition state legislators to keep fracking companies out of New York.
A New Approach to Cutting Calories

A New Approach to Cutting Calories

NORTHATTAN: The Save Half for Later Campaign wants to shrink Manhattan’s waistline, and more and more restaurants are joining the cause.
Bringing Books to El Barrio

Bringing Books to El Barrio

NORTHATTAN: Despite the area’s rich cultural heritage, places to enjoy literature are hard to find in East Harlem. But now one woman has raised over $70,000 to open a new Latino bookstore for the community.
Iconic Mural Restored in El Barrio

Iconic Mural Restored in El Barrio

NORTHATTAN: At the heart of Spanish Harlem, artists and activists recently repainted a 12-year-old portrait of Che Guevara and Don Pedro Albizu Campos, the father of Puerto Rico’s independence movement.
Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Talking to a prominent Nuyorican poet about his inspiration and creative processes.
Graceful Resistance at East Harlem Church

Graceful Resistance at East Harlem Church

NORTHATTAN: How a devout group of parishioners is defying the religious authorities after its church was closed nearly five years ago.
Musical Meanderings with Chris Cuzme

Musical Meanderings with Chris Cuzme

Audio slideshow: Exploring the creative conscience of a busy saxophone and bass player in NYC.
Icelandic Moments

Icelandic Moments

Looking back at a week in Europe’s westernmost country during July 2011.
London BluesFest 2011

London BluesFest 2011

Reviews of three gigs at London’s inaugural BluesFest: Monty Alexander, Roy Hargrove and Booker T. Jones.