Time, weather and neglect has ravaged Havana. Scores of buildings are crumbling and could collapse at any moment. Residents are terrified. “You live with fear,” said Yuslemy Díaz, 32, a manicurist.
As a new president assumes power in Cuba, citizens wonder if this is a sign of change or a continuation of old patterns.
Meet four Cuban artists who are highlighting the many faces of Cuba.
Cuban medical professionals now stranded in Colombia live in the poorer parts of Bogota. They have lost hope the United States will renew the parole program for defectors like them.
Exploring everyday life in La Havana, Cuba.
Some might consider Cuba to be a post-race society. But, for Cubans of African-descent, conversations about race are waiting to explode like an atomic bomb.
President Trump's tightening of regulations governing travel to Cuba came as little surprise last fall. But there's one group heavily impacted that he may not have thought of: lung cancer patients.
Despite alleged sonic assaults, travel advisories, an egg shortage, and new regulations making travel more difficult, Americans keep going to Cuba.
On May 14, 2016—13 months after she'd first left Cuba—Yoandra finally crossed the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, with her son and brother. This is her story.
A Cuban family treks through a jungle for seven days on foot. Another Cuban man gets stuck in Central America seeking freedom. Listen to their stories on 1A.
Access to Panama becomes tougher for all Cubans as the country is increasingly used as a channel through Latin America for immigrants.
In the new era of Cuban migration, Ivo Torres' future depends on being able to answer a key question: in the XXI century, are Cubans political or economic migrants?
Dozens of people have been killed in building collapses in Havana. Time, weather, and neglect are ravaging once-majestic buildings nearly 60 years after Fidel Castro vowed to end "hellish tenements.”
Exploring race and gender in Cuba is as complex as its political and economic situation. A growing population of Afro-Cubans and artist-activists are demanding a change to their narratives.
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?
While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.
The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.
Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."
Cuban communism is in flux. Citizens own businesses and property; some are even allowed to protest. Yet reminders of the regime are a constant presence.
The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?
Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model.
The tribunal of Noor Uthman Muhammed, the first terrorism suspect to be tried at Guantánamo Bay.
After decades of isolation, the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has become a de facto nature refuge. What will this mean for the base’s post-detention future?
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin traveled to Cuba after Fidel Castro's death to report on the cruelty and charisma with which he ruled, and why Cubans do not predict his death will lead to major change.
Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.
A life straddling communism and democracy fine-tuned Yana Pasova to receive and record all the parallels between present day Cuba and her native Bulgaria, pre-1989.
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?
Pulitzer Center Student Fellow Esohe Osabuohien was featured in several news outlets.
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.
Castro's legacy in Cuba, China's Charter 08 civil rights manifesto, and changes in India's cotton farming.
This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.
Both Costa Rica's president and grantee Jason Motlagh see a Cold War-era law as driving migration through the region.
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.
Grantee Sally Jacobs discusses Obama's trip to Cuba with reporters Christopher Muther and Doug Struck.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Fragments of a Soviet-era Bulgaria linger in present-day Cuba.
Cuban communism is in flux. Yet reminders of the regime remain.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week reporting on human rights in Turkey and Cuba.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students investigate and discuss the impacts of recently restored relations between the United States and Cuba by analyzing reporting from journalist Tracey Eaton’s project “Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?”
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Objective: Examine current events in Cuba, now that the US and Cuba have restored diplomatic ties. Essential Question: Is Cuba in the midst of positive change, negative change, or stagnation?
This lesson uses reporting by Tracey Eaton and Rachel Southmayd to support student understanding around the state of relations between the US and Cuba.