Mappers, a drone pilot, a lawyer, bird-watchers, a journalist, and reforesters are carrying out ambitious projects to stop the degradation the Darien Gap tropical rainforest.
Central America's Darién region buckles under steady deforestation as timber colonists and palm oil entrepreneurs advance across the region—bringing strife and violence to the area’s indigenous residents with them.
Darién’s indigenous communities are organizing to combat deforestation. Mappers, a drone pilot, and a lawyer, are working tirelessly to save a precious Panamanian and universal resource: the rainforest.
American-inspired houses in the country's western highlands are a daily reminder that opportunity lies elsewhere.
Borrowers are staking homes and property for a chance to reach the U.S.
In the western highlands of Guatemala, the question is no longer whether someone will leave but when.
In rural Honduras, farming has been many residents’ livelihood for generations. But now, rising temperatures and declining rainfall are killing crops and jeopardizing the farmers’ very survival.
The Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia has long been known as an impregnable stretch of rainforest, rivers and swamps inhabited by indigenous peoples as well as guerrillas, drug traffickers and paramilitaries. Some of the Darién’s indigenous communities are working to reverse steady deforestation.
The deadly stranglehold of gang violence in Honduras drives tens of thousands of desperate residents to flee north to request asylum in the U.S. Few receive it. What happens to people forced to return to the violence they fled?
In search of perspectives from outside the U.S. on the current state of immigration at our southern border.
Chairs pile up in the classrooms of villages where debt cycles and tougher immigration enforcement mean a new migration trend: parents traveling with younger children.
Separated from his wife and children by ICE, an undocumented man tries desperately to return home.
One of the world's least-governed regions is caught between South American drug traffickers and the D.E.A.
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.
The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.
“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.
A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.
Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
Billionaire Mexican drug mafias are muscling into Central America, undermining the region’s feeble governments and bringing violence to levels not seen since the civil wars of the 1970s and 80s.
President Obama wants to put U.S.-Latin America relations on a new path. But his drug and security policies indicate that the more the U.S. stance toward the region changes, the more it stays the same.
Jeremy Relph and Dominic Bracco II spent two weeks in San Pedro Sula, the world's murder capital. They found a city in crisis, but also a place steeped in hope.
Photographer's work featured in exhibition to give audiences greater insight into real-world ramifications of modern violence.
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mattathias Schwartz visits D.C. schools to discuss the effects of the U.S."war on drugs" in one country along the supply route and the dangers of vilifying people and places.
How do you talk about the most violent cities in the world with a classroom of fourth-graders? Dominic Bracco and Jeremy Relph figured it out.
President Richard Nixon was the first to declare a “war on drugs” and begin using military tactics to root out what is clearly a social problem. More than four decades later, there is no end in sight.
Each day, tens of thousands of children risk their lives working in small-scale gold mines around the world.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
Join us for a week of events at FotoWeek DC 2013 featuring photography focused on the way borders affect the populations they separate.
Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu in running for $25,000 fellowship, work on exhibit at Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tomas van Houtryve has spent months looking into North Korea from its tightly sealed borders.
This multi-week unit for grades 3-5 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Links to curricular resources for the Out of Eden Walk project.
Students are asked to read two articles related to religion's take on pollution and two articles from nations where there is an attempt to make recycling a part of the culture.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
Explore the structure of "The Panama Papers," an investigative reporting project exposing the use of offshore firms by politicians, companies, celebrities and governments to conduct illegal activity.
In the following nutrition lesson plan, students will investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to articulate the issue of malnutrition in Guatemala.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.