Since 1990, University of Michigan students have been facilitating fine arts workshops in local prisons. In 2016, they took to a global stage, exploring prison arts in Brazil.
Thousands of Brazilian mothers and their children are separated each year due to prison service and sentencing. A look inside one of Brazil's nursery prisons.
As fans cheered on Team Refugee in Rio, thousands of refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere suffered epidemics of scabies and dysentery in derelict Olympic stadiums in Athens.
A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, will soon begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest.
Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
Ambitious experiment will test whether rising CO2 will boost the tropical carbon sink.
Childhood obesity is on the rise in Brazil. But thousands of school gardens around the country are trying to change children's eating habits by helping to build a connection to fresh food.
A 2009 law requires Brazilian cities to buy at least 30 percent of ingredients for meals in public schools from family farmers. The law has helped poor farmers and improved the quality of meals.
Brazil’s school feeding program is considered one of the best in the world. Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee was prepared to be impressed, but she didn't expect such high quality and care.
Soda or fresh fruit? Brazil's school feeding program began as a way to reduce hunger and malnutrition. But today, the program helps tackle obesity by encouraging children to "eat healthy."
Brazil is a global agricultural powerhouse, exporting products like coffee, cane sugar, orange juice and beef. But 70 percent of what Brazilians eat is grown by small family farmers.
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.
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.
Some of the world’s last isolated tribes are poised to make contact with the outside world as illegal loggers, miners, cocaine traffickers and others penetrate their territory.
The Real World Cup looks at the largesse of the soccer extravaganza in Brazil by examining its actual impact on local communities and urban infrastructure in host cities around the country.
Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. Yet a campaign to “clean-up” the country’s image ahead of the World Cup is rendering those working in Brazil’s sex industry increasingly vulnerable.
How can you provide power for a country of 200 million people? This series examines Brazil's energy needs as one of the biggest economic players.
With the 2014 World Cup fast approaching, 170,000 Brazilian favela residents are scheduled to relocate. Losing their homes will mean losing their identity and their past.
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
In Brazil, increased access to education, information and contraception have combined to lower the birth rate by two thirds over the last five decades.
Through literacy programs, empowerment training and the arts, NGOs in the favelas of Brazil are providing youth new opportunities and finding sustainable ways to create a more equitable future for a country long divided by poverty and violence.
In the thick green rainforest at the triple frontier of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, a Muslim Arab community stands accused — yet again — of complicity in international terrorism. So far, investigations have turned up empty, but the community is learning to live with a target on its back....
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
Matthew Niederhauser introduces his Real World Cup project, produced in collaboration with The New Republic and Pulitzer Center.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
PRI reporter Rhitu Chatterjee's project on school lunches in Brazil was translated into Portuguese by Brazil's Department of Education.
Free lunch for 42 million.
'From Paradise to Peril: The Amazon's Isolated Tribes' Science series sparks global conversation among several outlets about what happens and what needs to be done when cultures collide.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
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.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Brazilian health care and unrest in Turkey.