Though the root causes of migration from Central America are largely poverty and entrenched community violence, climate change is a compounding factor causing hundreds of thousands to flee home.
Do tough U.S. policies really discourage people from trying to cross the border? Probably not—but they’re changing the landscape in ways no one yet understands.
El Salvador's violence and murder rate have prompted many to seek asylum. But, with the United States' strict immigration policies, people like Manuel are being sent back.
As violence and murder continue to entrench El Salvador, many gang members are looking to Christianity for a second chance at a non-violent lifestyle.
PRX reporter Sarah Blaskey and photojournalist Ben Feibleman dive into one of Central America's largest shark-fishing operations in this episode of Reveal.
A look into the life of one of El Salvador's most reviled figures from the civil war and the legacy he left behind.
Pursuing an interview with former President of El Salvador Alfredo Cristiani.
Abortion is illegal in El Salvador, and even women who suffer miscarriages have been sentenced to 30-year prison terms. But advocacy groups are highly-organized, skilled, and committed to the fight.
Talking about the civil war was futile with Ochoa. A rambling discussion of Vietnam and ancient Rome, and Putin, Napoleon, and General MacArthur (three of his idols) was peppered with bald, personal pronouncements.
“When the Zika crisis began, we didn't know that Zika could be sexually transmitted,” said Cristina Perez de Natividad, “so initial proposals and plans didn’t include reproductive health education."
A glimpse into daily life in San Salvador, often called the murder capital of the world.
In violent El Salvador, he might be digging his own grave.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
In El Salvador, brutal gangs like MS-13 and 18th Street do not allow members to quit without penalty of death, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. There's only one exception: joining an evangelical church.
In El Salvador abortion is illegal, violence against women common, and sex ed extremely limited. Did the Zika virus provide an opportunity for the country to talk about these culturally taboo topics?
In El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, authorities are failing to combat a brutal gang war that is driving a mass exodus out of the country.
Thousands of Salvadorans deported by the Obama Administration find a surprising new life in an unfamiliar homeland.
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.
In a country as violent as El Salvador, many have given up on political solutions to gang warfare. Can the new, young mayor of San Salvador begin to bring about peace in the country’s capital?
In Nicaragua and El Salvador, a complete abortion ban has led to unsafe abortions and turned doctors into informants. The number of girls under 14 who give birth has increased by 48 percent.
From Tijuana to Tierra del Fuego, climate change is gripping Latin America. Simeon Tegel reports on the human consequences of drought, hurricanes, and melting glaciers.
President Obama wants to put U.S.-Latin America relations on a new path. But his drug and security policies indicate that the more the U.S. stance toward the region changes, the more it stays the same.
Grantee Danny Gold reports on the young men abandoning gang life in El Salvador to join the evangelical church.
What is the legacy of deportations in El Salvador? Jonathan Blitzer covers the issue in a series of stories for The New Yorker Magazine.
Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren Markham wins book prize for biography on twin brothers from El Salvador who migrate to the United States.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
This week: nuclear power's role in combatting global warming, the hidden lives of migrant workers, and what America gave El Salvador.
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.
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 from Ecuador to Syria.
This lesson asks students to examine Salvadoran gang violence in the U.S. and El Salvador, evaluating the role deportation plays in stoking violence and considering its impact on multiple actors.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.