VICE: As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, Brazil's aspirant global city is in the spotlight once again.
THE GUARDIAN: A growing movement of artists, activists and independent journalists is challenging dominant media narratives about the drastic water shortage in south Brazil.
AL JAZEERA: Chile will host 70 percent of global astronomic infrastructure by 2020 – with a boom in tech innovation, engineering and tourism set to follow.
VICE NEWS: A draft arrest warrant for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was found in the apartment of Alberto Nisman, who was due to present claims that she orchestrated a cover-up over a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires.
AL JAZEERA: A documentary about one woman’s quest to harness the power of the southern sun with innovative technology.
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.
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.
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.
RTÉ: Reflecting on the highs, lows and striking contradictions of FIFA’s money-spinning megashow.
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.
VOCATIV: Residents displaced by the new stadium in São Paulo held their own soccer tournament in protest – The People's Cup.
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.