The 12th episode of this series features a journalist, Elson Martins.
In the 11th episode of this series, Dede Maia discusses the history of forest peoples, the importance of memory, and the search for solutions to today's challenges.
Francisco Piyãko discusses what the world can learn from Indigenous worldviews in the penultimate interview of this series.
Beto Ricardo and Márcio Santilli, co-founders of Instituto Socioambiental, discuss the past and future of Forest Peoples movements in Brazil.
Transporters continue to wait at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border with little access to water, food, and restrooms.
More than 30,000 indigenous people live in the Brazilian state capital hardest hit by the global pandemic. Many among them are sick with fever, straining for air and dying, but just how many no one knows.
Scientists study whether elevated carbon dioxide levels, such as those found at Rincón de la Vieja might help or hurt tropical environments.
The Venezuelan government said that Paulino's COVID-19 infection happened outside the country. But the last time he traveled was in 2018. Rumors spread. Consequences followed. This is the story of one of Venezuela's first COVID-19 deaths.
The COVID-19 pandemic has not halted illegal mining in the Venezuelan Amazon, and, as before, the little profit that miners receive today comes at a great cost for the land.
Officially, Canaima National Park is located outside the Orinoco Mining Arc, yet more than one thousand hectares of its surface are being subjected to gold mining operations. Venezuela’s current humanitarian crisis is compelling the Indigenous people of the Gran Sabana to participate in an activity that threatens one of Earth’s most biodiverse corners.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton L. Delgado traveled to Brazil to report on the rising cases of leprosy within the country. This video documents his own leprosy evaluation after nearly a month spent reporting in the field.
When the temperatures rise in the mountains, living things have an advantage: they can climb up. But what happens when the summit is reached? This can be seen in the Peruvian Manú National Park.
In post-Chavez Venezuela, as an economic and political crisis threatens to plunge the country even deeper into chaos, daily life for many is a struggle for sustenance and safety.
Camila DeChalus directed and produced a video for her project about how, with help from the Catholic Church, coffee farmers in rural Colombia are fighting against the impacts of climate change.
In their bid to reach the United States, a growing number of migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts at home are braving the treacherous Darién Gap. Many never emerge.
With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.
US-led prohibition has exacted a high toll in Latin America. This project explores the impacts on communities in Bolivia and Paraguay, whose principal cash crops are coca and cannabis respectively.
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
More than 20 years after the end of its civil war, El Salvador remains plagued by violence and poverty. Kayli Plotner reports on what has happened to the country's children.
Obtaining a good education is especially difficult for children raised in rural Peru. Those who leave their families behind for better schooling in cities often face difficulties living on their own.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
Brazil’s school feeding program feeds 45 million children. Besides fighting hunger, it is also changing kids’ understanding of food and nutrition, while supporting millions of local farmers.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
One decade ago, the Pehuenche indigenous people in Chile were forced off their land and into housing projects, forcing most to revise their way of life. Max Radwin explores how they have fared since.
Pulitzer Center Associate Director Nathalie Applewhite presented at "Digital Media: New Ways to Do Journalism," the third annual International Conference of Journalists in Guadalajara, Mexico November 30 to December 2, 2007. The conference was a joint effort between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.