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.
More than two centuries after settling in Honduras, the Garifuna people are still fighting for a place to raise their families.
Since requesting asylum, a father has been detained near Houston while his 6-year-old daughter was shipped to Arizona. In Honduras, the girl's mother fears her daughter will be traumatized.
Trump administration officials insist that there is a "right way" for families to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry. But they are still finding themselves in trouble.
A complaint lodged with US federal court seeks compensation for alleged attacks and killings, including by private security forces.
Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands in Honduras, and paid with her life. She is victim to a global trend — the killings of environmental activists who block development projects.
Families fleeing extreme violence in Honduras and seeking asylum in the U.S. were detained in for-profit detention centers in Texas and deported to that same violence without adequate due process.
From an “often ruthless” Honduran oligarch to a pair of Indian billionaires who ran a company accused of falsifying drug data, the World Bank has helped the rich get richer.
From Central America, thousands of children fleeing poverty and danger make multiple attempts to reach the United States despite increased efforts by Mexico to turn them back.
"In an effort to understand what life is like in the world's murder capital, we spent two weeks in San Pedro Sula. We found a city in crisis, but also a place steeped in hope...."
In these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
Why are we still fighting the drug war?
Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
Women fleeing extreme gang-based and domestic violence seek asylum in United States. Many are detained, deported, and targeted upon return.
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.
One of the world's least-governed regions is caught between South American drug traffickers and the D.E.A.
"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.
The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.
Nestled in a remote northern Honduras valley, Santa Lucia and the surrounding area are home to 20,000 rural inhabitants. These families rely solely on their agrarian skills for a subsistent living. According to UNICEF, over one-third of Honduran infants are malnourished due to this indigenous lifestyle. Four percent of Honduran children die before reaching five years of age, at a rate five times higher than that of U.S.
Susan Meiselas documents the Garifuna people’s fight for their land rights in Honduras in the midst of development and conflict with private investors and the government.
In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Emily Gogolak, from the field in Tegucigalpa, discusses her reporting on violence against women in Honduras and the deportations of mothers and children from immigration detention centers in Texas.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Journalists Brent and Craig Renaud take viewers behind the scenes of their reporting for the NY Times on the migrant crackdown in Mexico.
Writer Jeremy Relph and photographer Dominic Bracco II talk about their reporting project in Honduras, "Aqui Vivimos," which explores violence, impunity, ideology, and politics in the country.
Photographer David Rochkind and reporter Jens Erik Gould introduce themselves and their project "The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras."
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Miroff talks about an under-siege Central America and the Mexico drug cartels fighting to control the region's smuggling routes.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
This week: New U.S. government report confirms a grantee reporting, the underground media market in Havana, and lax security policies in the Maldives.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mattathias Schwartz's reporting on a botched 2012 DEA raid in Honduras has been confirmed by a U.S. government report.
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore reporting from Mexico.
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.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Photojournalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Dominic Bracco visited Brookland Middle School to teach sixth graders about the Latin American migration crisis.
Children flee violence and poverty in Central America.
Jeremy Relph and Dominic Bracco II spent two weeks in San Pedro Sula, the world's murder capital. They found a city in crisis, but also a place steeped in hope.
A panel discussion on U.S. drug policy with Hamilton Morris, Kathleen Frydl, and César Gaviria, the former president of Colombia. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and n+1.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mattathias Schwartz visits D.C. schools to discuss the effects of the U.S."war on drugs" in one country along the supply route and the dangers of vilifying people and places.
How do you talk about the most violent cities in the world with a classroom of fourth-graders? Dominic Bracco and Jeremy Relph figured it out.
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
In this lesson, students learn about Berta Cáceres, the risks that environmental activists face in Honduras, and how threats to activists fit into larger political, social, and cultural conflicts.
Students learn about asylum seekers and the boundaries between refugees and migrants. They explore how current refugee and migration policies impact women and children.
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.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson we will look at three reporting projects: violence in Honduras; violence in Guatemala; and the abduction of students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.