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Guatemala

When Cooking Kills

In Guatemala, locally made cookstoves are helping combat toxic smoke—but economics and tradition keep many people from using them.

The Life Equation

What if there were an algorithm for saving the most lives?

Guatemala's Disappeared

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.

August 23, 2017

The Cookstove Conundrum

Michelle Nijhuis, Lynn Johnson

Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.

February 03, 2016

The Life Equation

Rob Tinworth, Miles O’Brien

Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?

October 06, 2015

Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis

Renaud Brothers

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.

January 21, 2015

Guatemala: Challenges in Lake Atitlán

Eric Halperin

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.

January 20, 2015

Guatemala: Meeting Global Demand for Coffee

Katherine Blunt

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.

June 25, 2014

Guatemala: Hungry for Change

Hari Sreenivasan, Roger Thurow, Jason Kane

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.

May 13, 2013

1,000 Days: To Save Women, Children and the World

Roger Thurow

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.

April 02, 2013

Chicago and Guatemala: Too Young to Die

Carlos Javier Ortiz

“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.

November 16, 2010

Guatemala: The Culture that Crawls

Alex Rozier, Sarah Hill, Scott Schaefer

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.

July 21, 2010

Global Voices on Food Insecurity

Juhie Bhatia

Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.

March 28, 2009

Guatemala: Forgotten Trauma

Samuel Loewenberg

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...

July 07, 2008

Guatemala: The Future of Petén

David M. Barreda, Kara Andrade, Michael Stoll, Nadia Sussman

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...

This Week: My Brother's Keeper

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.

Visualizing Gun Violence

Students will analyze how selection and order of information are used to tell stories of gun violence. They will curate photo essays and produce policy recommendations to reduce local violence.

Malnutrition in Guatemala

In the following nutrition lesson plan, students will investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to articulate the issue of malnutrition in Guatemala.

The Debate Around Global Health Spending

This lesson introduces students to journalist Rob Tinworth's The Life Equation project. It explores the debate around how data is used to help decide how money for global healthcare is divided up.

News Bite 3: Too Young to Die

In this lesson, we'll take a look at a short film trailer and a photograph by Carlos Javier Ortiz around the issue of gun violence in Chicago, exploring its often-untold consequences.