Candidates' assets statements show that they are accumulating land in Amazon settlements with high rates of deforestation.
Communities that maintain themselves with the extraction of vegetable oils celebrate small achievements over the years. The goal is to continue improving the quality of life of traditional populations.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the pink dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth story in the 'Rainforest Defenders' series, which presents leaders who fight for the conservation of the forests.
A group of Venezuelans were abandoned by “coyotes” in the Atacama desert. A Chilean man on a motorcycle day trip saw them through binoculars.
Venezuela is participating in phase III trials for Sputnik V, a vaccine developed in Russia. But concerns surround the exclusion of the local scientific community from the clinical trials.
At the beginning of March 2020, Venezuela had the lowest gas prices in the world. Now, it has the highest.
Anobis was hospitalized when she fell ill with COVID-19. Doctors urged her to get remdesivir, but when she found a clinic that had it in stock, her treatment was stopped.
On 19 October, the Brazilian government organized a high-profile ceremony to announce what it billed as a new breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. The one thing missing from the presentation? The evidence.
A paper suggests that the climate crisis is reducing insects in lowlands and central jungle, as fruit-eaters are not affected.
Since childhood, Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri has been drawn to the Amazon river fauna. This draw has marked her profoundly, both spirituality and professionally.
For José Gregorio, an indigenous man from the Colombian Amazon region, training young people to fight for the conservation of the rainforests in his community is part of a global struggle to mitigate the climate catastrophe currently unfolding.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the Amazon pink river dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth and final "Rainforest Defenders" story, which follows leaders fighting for nature preservation.
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
Catholic missionaries first arrived in the Amazon five centuries ago. Who are they and what are they doing now?
This year the Brazilian government has authorized the use of 325 pesticides. In Lucas do Rio Verde in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso, the terrible effects of one of these pesticides, Paraquat, was accidentally sprayed over the population back in 2006, can still be seen. It resulted in high cancer rates and the extinction of bees. Will it happen again?
Three Rainforest Defender Series stories of resistance and innovation in the Achuar Territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.
It would only take a large piece of glacial ice for Lake Palcacocha to flood Huaraz, the city below it. But Lake Palcacocha is merely a symptom of how our climate crisis is destroying our relationship with the very thing that sustains us: water.
How do the end of programs such as Bolsa Verde, along with the austerity of the Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro governments, affect riverside communities and accelerate deforestation in the Amazon?
Bolsonaro plans to build a road and a hydroelectric dam in Calha Norte do Pará, the most preserved area of the Brazilian Amazon, the largest corridor of tropical forest in the world.
Thirty years ago, leaders of rubbertappers and Indigenous peoples joined forces to demand the demarcation of Indigenous areas. Where are these leaders now?
Where South America squeezes into Central America lies the nexus of one of the most circuitous migration routes to reach the U.S., drawing extra-continental migrants from around the world.
In Bolivia, where the Andes meets the Amazon, coca leaf is now everywhere. This plant is lucrative and so it became a monoculture in the region, causing trees to gradually vanish.
Interested in bringing Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk to your classroom, but aren't sure where to begin? Here's how one educator did it.
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
Pope Francis encounters the limits of his moral authority in Latin America, where his encyclical on climate change and environmental protection is met with scorn from those who need to be influenced.
Gaiutra Bahadur presents an overlooked chapter in the Cold War's annals, one story of U.S. interventions and the racial strife and dictatorships they fostered across the globe.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
A talk with Pulitzer Center grantee Eve Fairbanks, who reported on "The Real Legacy of José Mujica."
Nick Miroff and Gabe Silverman of The Washington Post travel to Colombia to investigate the palm oil industry's rise through a decades-long civil war.
As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation.
Matthew Niederhauser introduces his Real World Cup project, produced in collaboration with The New Republic and Pulitzer Center.
Writer Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and photographer Jon Lowenstein talk about their project that looks at Chile's past, present and future 40 years after the Pinochet coup.
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
The famous image "Guerrillero Heroico," captured in 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, has become an international symbol of revolution. But has it been taken too far out of context?
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.
Grantees honored for their data journalism work covering indigenous people's land rights in Panama.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees honored for economic, investigative coverage in Suriname.
American University professor travels to Peru to explore the intersection of religion and climate change.
Guyanese-American journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee discusses how her work connects her personal history with Guyana's complicated political past
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
On Chicago's Westside, students discussed the power of grass-roots social movements to make change, in Venezuela and in the US.
Science film site Labocine profiles Pulitzer Grantee Dan Grossman on his coverage of climate change.
This lesson introduces students to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk and asks students to write a journalistic "milestone" describing their surroundings.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
This multi-week unit for grades 9-12 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media and debating...
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.
This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.
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.