After Jorge Chávez was murdered, his family was threatened by gang members. So they fled El Salvador and began the journey to the U.S. After surrendering, each family member faced a distinct outcome.
Danny Gold investigates the movement converting El Salvador’s gang members into born-again Christians.
View the trailer of 'Mazahua Frente', a documentary that follows a rural indigenous community’s fight for water. A longer version of the film, produced by Missouri School of Journalism student Meg Vatterott, will screen at upcoming film festivals.
Though the root causes of migration from Central America are largely poverty and entrenched community violence, climate change is a compounding factor causing hundreds of thousands to flee home.
Do tough U.S. policies really discourage people from trying to cross the border? Probably not—but they’re changing the landscape in ways no one yet understands.
Many Americans travel to Latin America to help in orphanages, but their presence often only compounds the misery of unnecessarily institutionalizing children.
A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families.
A coalition of organizations in the coffee-growing region of Coto Brus are working to use the consumer as a tool to address the rights of migrant children involved in the harvest.
More than two centuries after settling in Honduras, the Garifuna people are still fighting for a place to raise their families.
As Ngäbe-Buglé women search for economic and social opportunities, they look for ways to maintain certain traditions while adjusting to new customs.
Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.
Storytelling within Ngäbe-Buglé communities preserves cultural traditions and historical legacies that have long been removed.
One woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy-related complications somewhere in the world. The Belize Ministry of Health is improving access, coverage, and quality of maternal health care in hopes of someday no longer being one of those places.
More than 20 million people worldwide are effectively immobile. One Mid-Missouri group is working to change that unfortunate reality in Guatemala, but the work they do won’t conquer the culture that crawls.
Nestled in a remote northern Honduras valley, Santa Lucia and the surrounding area are home to 20,000 rural inhabitants. These families rely solely on their agrarian skills for a subsistent living. According to UNICEF, over one-third of Honduran infants are malnourished due to this indigenous lifestyle. Four percent of Honduran children die before reaching five years of age, at a rate five times higher than that of U.S.
Samuel Loewenberg ventures to Guatemala to survey the underlying issues of the Central American country's extreme poverty. There, income inequality equals the worst in Africa - particularly among indigenous communities. In some regions, an estimated 75 percent of the children from infants to the ages of 6 and 7...
In the remote Petén region of northern Guatemala, environmentalists are fighting environmentalists in a behind-the-scenes ideological conflict over how best to save the vast but rapidly shrinking Maya forest.
American archaeologists, Guatemalan bankers and the country's government have aligned to support an ambitious plan to protect hundreds...
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
“How could a country so ambitious of first-world status blithely allow millions of its own citizens to die needlessly?" Greg Gilderman reports on Russia's disavowal of public health best practices.
Pulitzer Center grantee Louie Palu was honored by White House News Photographers Association for his reporting on the United States-Mexico border.
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
Guardian/Observer Calls Paul Salopek Out of Eden project the "most arduous piece of reportage ever undertaken."
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazil's "Brain Gain," and the role of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs in Egypt's troubled economy.
Paul Salopek is about to begin a seven-year walk around the world--what would you like to ask him?
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Nicaragua's political discord to iPhone photos of ordinary life in Africa.
Daniel Grossman's first TED ebook, "Deep Water," explores sea-level rise and climate change while making innovative use of a new interactive platform.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Ecuador to Syria.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Panama to Pakistan.
In this lesson, we'll take a look at a short film trailer and a photograph by Carlos Javier Ortiz around the issue of gun violence in Chicago, exploring its often-untold consequences.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.
Students investigate multiple perspectives on migration by children and teens to the U.S. from Central America in order to ultimately propose ideas for immigration reform to their state senators.
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.
Students will learn about the state of health care in developing nations, and to draw conclusions about effective health care from their successes and failures.