Before it was outlawed, the Brazilian government federally isolated leprosy patients in remote colonies. Decades later, the children of these patients are calling for federal reparations.
The movement led by Chico Mendes in the 1980s has seen a resurgence in the face of government attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Iraida had leukemia. She migrated from Venezuela to the United States in 2017, during the protests that shook the country. Then came COVID-19. This is her story.
Soy and agriculture have helped a small city in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso prosper economically—to the point that the per capita income is 40% higher than the national average.
The territory of the Colombia's Indigenous Siona people has been caught up in armed conflict for decades; now the group is balancing the needs for demining efforts and for isolation.
The overuse of pesticides poses serious socio-environmental threats. But in Pará, disinformation threatens efforts to control their use.
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.
With Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on a ‘mission from God’ to settle the Amazon and carve it up for economic gain, Beijing’s growing reliance on the country for its soybean supply spells disaster for the region’s peoples and its rainforests.
Bolivia has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. Intensive agriculture and livestock are primarily responsible, but coca production is destroying the forest too.
After picking up a client from the airport, Gabino developed COVID-19 symptoms. He visited two public health centers to get a diagnosis, but neither provided a PCR test. A couple of days later he got tested. Soon, he was gasping for air. This is his story.
In the tenth episode of this series, Leide Aquino and Julio Barbosa discuss their upbringing in the forest and the social movements that moved them.
In the closing interview of the series, rubber tapper Raimundão reflects on the past, present, and future of the Forest Peoples Alliance.
Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
Chile is internationally known as a producer of world-class wines. However, the effects of desertification on vineyards have a dire impact on the wine industry.
As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.
Multinational Alcoa, in a restructuring, departs struggling Suriname after 100 years. The loose ends include a hydroelectric dam, two company towns, a long-loyal workforce, and a sputtering economy.
An Andean village has battled severe lead toxicity from ceramics production, and now residents face the challenges of alternative glazing compounds or abandoning their cottage industry altogether.
Roberto Kozak is virtually unknown. And yet this quiet man played a crucial role after the 1973 coup in Chile and he helped tens of thousands of prisoners out of custody and to find safe havens overseas.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares the week's reporting— from Congolese soldiers in court to the repercussions of a new law in Chile's waters.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Guardian/Observer Calls Paul Salopek Out of Eden project the "most arduous piece of reportage ever undertaken."
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 Ecuador to Syria.
Daniel Alarcón shares the story behind the development and launch of Radio Ambulante, a monthly Spanish-language radio program showcasing compelling human stories from around Latin America and the United States.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Ghana, Bolivia, and Pakistan.
Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.
It is a great honor to present the winners of anthropographia Awards 2010. Anthropographia's aim is to create new spaces for photojournalism; new spaces that encourage the promotion of human rights, expose social injustice and underline the multiple realities of our current world.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!