Frederick Bernas

Time Froze Still

I Chilled With Penguins and an Ice-Preserving Bot on a Glacier in Antarctica

And other surreal situations from my time aboard a hulking polar research vessel that hosted a 12-day art and science expedition to the bottom of the Earth.
Frederick Bernas
4.4.17
Features

Why Is Buenos Aires Waging a War on Electronic Music?

Drug deaths at Time Warp sparked a city-wide ban on dance music events.
Frederick Bernas
5.13.16
Features

Oil and Lava

The destiny of Ecuador, a small country with outsize ambitions, now depends overwhelmingly on a commodity price it cannot control.
Frederick Bernas
1.28.16
americas

'The City of Asphalt and the Favelas on the Hills': At 450 Years Old, Rio Is Divided Into Two Worlds

Eight months after Brazil staged the soccer World Cup, Rio de Janeiro celebrated another milestone. As preparations continue for the Olympics in August 2016, the aspirant global city is in the spotlight again.
Frederick Bernas
4.1.15
americas

Argentine Prosecutor's Ex-Wife Says She Was Given Magazine With 'Bullet Mark' Photo the Day Before His Death

An drafted arrest warrant for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was found in the apartment of Alberto Nisman, who was due to present claims she orchestrated a cover-up over the 1994 Buenos Aires bombing.
Frederick Bernas
2.4.15
Features

For Mexican Prisoners, Music Brings Inner Freedom

In the streets around Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City, mangy dogs forage for scraps. Pickup trucks trundle around with guards in ski masks toting AK-47s. But convicts have found an escape...
Frederick Bernas
1.17.13