Tim Johnson talks to KPCC, Southern California public radio, about his reporting on Nicaragua's transoceanic canal.
It is hard to build an inter-oceanic canal discreetly. Still, Nicaragua's government is taking pains to conceal details about the canal and its corporate backers.
Cattle ranchers and plans for a massive canal threaten to displace Nicaragua's Rama Indians and other indigenous groups.
Residents of Nicaraguan villages along a proposed canal route fight for preservation, compensation, and recognition of the lives and homes that they've established over decades.
The inter-oceanic canal to be built across Nicaragua represents the largest civil engineering project in history. Tim Johnson predicts the canal's impact on Nicaraguans, nature, and politics.
Over the last two centuries, promoters from Napoleon III to Howard Hughes have put forth some 70 proposals to build an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua. And now the timing may be right.
The final word on whether the $50 billion inter-oceanic canal for Nicaragua ever gets built could rest with an unlikely but critical role-player in international trade: insurance companies.
A Chinese businessman wants to build a $50 billion interoceanic canal in Nicaragua. But critics are concerned the project could ruin the environment and spoil Lake Nicaragua, a drinking water source.
In Nicaragua and El Salvador abortion bans prevent termination of pregnancies under any circumstances, including rape or incest. The governments are ill prepared to offer services young mothers need.
At age 16, Ana Luisa was raped. But by seeking an abortion to salvage her life, she became the criminal in the eyes of Salvadoran law, which bans abortion.
In deeply Catholic Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is seen as murder, activists struggle to make the case for therapeutic termination in cases of rape or to save the life of the mother.
While the government makes superficial strides towards gender equality, women in Nicaragua are suffering from physical, sexual and emotional abuse at alarming rates.
Colossal. Mammoth. Pharaonic. Those are the words that describe the Chinese-backed proposal to build a 170-mile interoceanic canal across Nicaragua. But can it be built, and, if so, at what cost?
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
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.
Back in power since 2007, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is leading what he claims is a “second phase of the Sandinista revolution.” Some fear Nicaragua is repeating a cycle of social unrest.
McClatchy journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Brittany Peterson and Tim Johnson interview Nicaraguans about the proposed canal that threatens to split the country in two.
Writer Chris Kraul traveled to Nicaragua to explore the environmental impact of a new $50 billion interoceanic canal.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tim Rogers discusses his reporting from Nicaragua, a country once again under the control of the Sandinistas. Is it moving forward or merely repeating history?
Too often, the people most affected by poor water sanitation are also those least able to address the issue. Industry, government, and entrenched poverty all stand in the way of access to clean water.
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 politics in Venezuela to climate change on the Tibetan Plateau.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Nicaragua's political discord to iPhone photos of ordinary life in Africa.
Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on a clarinetist in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's free-market outlook, and Tariq Mir's dispatch about Salafism in Kashmir.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
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.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.