Up to 45,000 civilians were forcibly disappeared during Guatemala's 36-year conflict. Some of the families are still searching for justice and the truth about missing loved ones.
Pulitzer Center grantee Roger Thurow's new book, "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children-And the World."
Filmmaker Rob Tinworth launches The Life Equation Interactive at the 2016 CUGH Conference.
Where is the balance between economic calculations that save more lives in the long-term and the individual human right to health care in the near?
Life on Guatemala's Lake Atitlán is not easy: Local inhabitants are facing rising water levels and a declining fish population.
Rising water level in Lake Atitlán, dwindling numbers of fish, and pollution in the lake due to an increased use of fertilizers make life difficult for fishermen.
Increased tourism has helped preserve indigenous traditions in Guatemala's San Juan la Laguna.
An increased demand for high-quality, certified coffee has changed the way it is grown in western Guatemala and improved the lives of those who pick and sell coffee cherries.
A program committed to expanding economic opportunities for indigenous women in San Juan la Laguna has helped many artisans learn to sell their products online.
Despite dangers, the promise of reaching the United States is so intense that it’s driving a shocking surge in migration by Central American children unaccompanied by their parents.
The coffee farmers of Guatemala's Western Highlands try to stay one step ahead of coffee rust. Despite support from USAID, the disease threatens the livelihood of growers.
Carlos Javier Ortiz examines the pervasive violence in Guatemala in a new interview and photo essay.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.
The level of contamination in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán has been rising for the past few decades. Not enough is being done to stop it. Some fishermen who make only $8 a day are cleaning it, for free.
Organic and fair trade coffee producers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala can earn more than conventional growers. This project explores the costs and benefits of obtaining these certifications.
In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.
The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.
“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.
More than 20 million people worldwide are effectively immobile. One Mid-Missouri group is working to change that unfortunate reality in Guatemala, but the work they do won’t conquer the culture that crawls.
Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.
Samuel Loewenberg ventures to Guatemala to survey the underlying issues of the Central American country's extreme poverty. There, income inequality equals the worst in Africa - particularly among indigenous communities. In some regions, an estimated 75 percent of the children from infants to the ages of 6 and 7...
In the remote Petén region of northern Guatemala, environmentalists are fighting environmentalists in a behind-the-scenes ideological conflict over how best to save the vast but rapidly shrinking Maya forest.
American archaeologists, Guatemalan bankers and the country's government have aligned to support an ambitious plan to protect hundreds...
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz talks about gun violence in Chicago, Guatemala and around the world.
Sam Mathews travels to Guatemala to volunteer with Global Dental Relief. During his stay, Sam learns about the reality of life for the country's ethnic Mayan population.
In presenting the interactive documentary "The Life Equation," Rob Tinworth prompts students in DC, Virginia, and Maryland schools to explore challenging questions about the value of healthcare equity around the world.
Do you save one life at the cost of 10?
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Photographer's work featured in exhibition to give audiences greater insight into real-world ramifications of modern violence.
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
This week's newsletter: In Guatemala, a country where nearly half of the children are so malnourished they're "stunted," a new initiative by nation's top leaders has many feeling hopeful.
Great photography is a Pulitzer Center hallmark and so is reporting of depth and insight, sometimes on stories in the news and sometimes on issues that should be.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tomas van Houtryve has spent months looking into North Korea from its tightly sealed borders.
Global health journalism is not an easy sell in today's media market. The Pulitzer Center is working to change that thinking.
New Nieman-Pulitzer Center Global Health Fellows selected from U.S., India to join Class of 2012.