COVID-19 is highlighting the difficulties that Indigenous and Afro-Colombians—many of whom live in scattered rural areas—have in accessing specialized medical services. The distances they must travel to reach a hospital reveal the ethnic face of the pandemic.
Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.
All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.
Sixteen reporters, four healthcare workers, and a human rights defender have been arbitrarily detained while covering COVID-19. U.N. experts said that these arrests deteriorate freedom of expression in the country.
There was a COVID-19 outbreak at a popular market in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second most populous city. Everything there has changed. This is the story.
Two studies indicated that ivermectin reduced mortality rate by 80% in covid-19 patients, but Venezuelan doctor Carlos Chaccour was skeptical. He looked at the underlying database built by American company Surgisphere and found errors. This is the story of what happened next.
After two-and-a-half months of quarantine, Venezuelan authorities approved a plan to ease restrictions and resume activities in eight economic sectors, starting June 1st. However, Venezuela does not meet the public health criteria set by the World Health Organization to ease lockdown restrictions safely.
Filmmaker Tom Laffay, whose short film “Siona: Amazon’s Defender’s Under Threat” recently premiered on The New Yorker, gives a behind-the-scenes look at his long-term film project with the Siona people of Putumayo.
A project called the "grain train," with its planned trajectory through the Brazilian Amazon, divides Indigenous groups and those who support rural development.
An ambitious infrastructure project in the Brazil is increasingly opposed the closer it gets to the heart of the Amazon—an area that has been defended by Indigenous communities for years.
Nine Latin American countries invested more than $320 million in no-bid purchases of COVID-19 equipment. Those who bought with fewer, but massive scale contracts and from national industries, obtained better prices.
The Brazilian city Sinop embodies the aspirations of a prosperous Amazonian agro-industry — especially now, with the prospect of a railroad that will help send exports to China.
The arrival of a monster has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.
A new generation suffers from heavy metal pollution, with little relief in sight.
Colombia’s 2016 peace deal put an end to 52 years of armed conflict and saw over 7,000 guerrillas lay down arms. But the road to build peace is long and strewn with obstacles.
In the sleepy Peruvian rainforest hides an aquatic anomaly, protected by a shaman and for centuries thought only a legend. Explore how native cosmology is helping protect it from climate change.
How Western and Brazilian agribusiness are planning to take over an entire region of Mozambique to produce commodity crops for export.
Bolivia can be a rough place for children, especially the most vulnerable. Bolivian President Evo Morales takes pride in protecting youth, but critics question whether he has done enough.
For many people, gold fires the imagination, but can it resolve a crisis? Venezuela finds itself in distress and is going all-in on gold mining—an industry tainted by conflict.
Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Uruguayan President José Mujica, who lives in a modest apartment and drives a battered VW Beetle, became famous for his modest lifestyle. Does he deserve the hype?
Colombia’s fast growing palm oil industry has been great for the country's economy. But not so for small farmers, indigenous groups and others displaced.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
A panel discussion on U.S. drug policy with Hamilton Morris, Kathleen Frydl, and César Gaviria, the former president of Colombia. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and n+1.
Steve Sapienza discusses his reporting on the health hazards and social pressures associated with small-scale gold mining in Peru, in an interview for Mining-Technology.
This week's newsletter: In Guatemala, a country where nearly half of the children are so malnourished they're "stunted," a new initiative by nation's top leaders has many feeling hopeful.
Great photography is a Pulitzer Center hallmark and so is reporting of depth and insight, sometimes on stories in the news and sometimes on issues that should be.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.
In 2012 an intrepid journalist adventurer proposed that we partner on a reporting project seven years in the making that would entail traveling 21,000 miles—on foot.
Paul Salopek and Homa Tavangar discuss the educational implications of Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" seven year walk.