The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
Cubans make up the largest number of migrants in Mexico trying to obtain asylum in the United States. But policy changes in the Obama and Trump administrations have made it harder for Cubans fleeing the island.
Residents say that quality of life is under threat from increasing tourism and rising rents, pushing out young people and poorer families.
Necromacy Cosmetica is giving back to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
A rare tornado ravaged Havana, killing at least four people, destroying 123 buildings and damaging more than 1,000 others, striking yet another blow to the city’s fragile weather-beaten homes.
Alexis Smith, a Pulitzer Center student fellow, reports on resources for the disabled community in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Can cities function without a government? In Canaan, Haiti, residents give it a try.
Without property titles, the residents of Haiti's ungoverned new city risk losing any investment they make and cannot use their property as collateral.
A grand jury indictment describes the former Guantánamo base commander as having a fight with a commissary worker, an affair with the worker’s wife, and covering up both, before and after the worker was found drowned.
A declassified argument by a lawyer with top secret clearance appears to disclose an unknown chapter of CIA Director Gina Haspel’s covert career: that she served at Guantánamo.
In another setback to resumption of the USS Cole tribunal at Guantánamo, the Air Force colonel who was supposed to preside in the case has found employment in an immigration court.
Tracey Eaton discusses the dangerous living conditions in the buildings of Havana, Cuba, on Radio Caracol.
A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.
An Iowa-based medical team has been traveling to rural Haiti for years, assisting residents with health crises while searching for long-term ways to help the people improve their own situations.
Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model.
The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.
Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.
Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.
Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.
UN peacekeepers have been stationed throughout Haiti to help stabilize the country and protect Haitians. But repeated allegations of human rights abuses have sent their popularity to an all-time low.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and vegetables while farmers struggle to find financial success.
The tribunal of Noor Uthman Muhammed, the first terrorism suspect to be tried at Guantánamo Bay.
Determining who owns what in Haiti is a major headache.
Matter of ACT Special Mention Award for Best Film goes to 'The Abominable Crime.'
Micah Fink hopes film inspires engagement on difficult conversation about homophobia, especially in Jamaica.
The Jamaica Gleaner article interviews filmmaker Micah Fink on documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans, exposes human rights abuses.
The World Channel airs 'The Abominable Crime' in Season 7 of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange.
Unstable land caused the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Five years on, land conflict is what's stalling Haiti's progress.
"Mapping Cholera" presentation and panel discussion with Sonia Shah, Annie Sparrow, Pablo Mayrgundter and Jonathan Epstein, moderated by Jon Simon.
In interview with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maurice Tomlinson reflects on threats and discrimination associated with being gay within a homophobic culture.
The cholera epidemic that hit Haiti four years ago bears some startling resemblances to one that devastated Manhattan two centuries earlier.
Micah Fink's documentary on homophobia in Jamaica wins inaugural prize at Trinidad and Tobago 2014 Film Festival.
Filmmaker discusses his approach to making award-winning documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
Pulitzer Center hosts event for DC interns on “Crafting and Communicating the Stories of Our Time." Meghan Dhaliwal and Steve Sapienza discuss how to develop a "journalistic mentality."
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the Haitian experience through poetry, photography, and music.
Objective: Examine current events in Cuba, now that the US and Cuba have restored diplomatic ties. Essential Question: Is Cuba in the midst of positive change, negative change, or stagnation?
Students analyze cholera mapping, identify community health concerns, and create plans for their own publicity campaigns informing community members of current community health concerns.
This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.