Sometimes the act of combating global warming can create victims. Few people understand this better than the Ngäbe-Buglé, the largest indigenous group in Panama.
It all started with the name “The Atlantic Conquest.” Who, in the 21st century, would think of such a name for a project to build a road through indigenous territory? Well, the Panamanian government did.
A highway across indigenous territories is the first phase of a project that threatens one of the last primary forest reserves in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. How is it that a Dutch businessman is about to achieve what Christopher Columbus could not?
Global warming is heating up the planet. One solution is to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. But low-carbon energy can sometimes create its own problems.
On May 14, 2016—13 months after she'd first left Cuba—Yoandra finally crossed the U.S. border at El Paso, Texas, with her son and brother. This is her story.
A Cuban family treks through a jungle for seven days on foot. Another Cuban man gets stuck in Central America seeking freedom. Listen to their stories on 1A.
Access to Panama becomes tougher for all Cubans as the country is increasingly used as a channel through Latin America for immigrants.
In the new era of Cuban migration, Ivo Torres' future depends on being able to answer a key question: in the XXI century, are Cubans political or economic migrants?
Between 2014 and 2016, more than 100,000 Cubans entered the United States on foot. This is the story of three Cubans who made a clandestine voyage from Quito, Ecuador, to El Paso, Texas.
Cuban migrants' reluctance to speak with reporters demonstrates the gravity of their situation as they make their way to the U.S.
In part six, Javier Carrillo, Panama's general director for migration, says Cubans are welcome in the country but must follow legal procedures.
In part three, Panama's deputy minister of public security makes a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter.
Heavy machinery is cutting a new road to untouched Caribbean beaches. Extractive industries are threatening the Darien's forests. Who owns these lands? Their ancestral inhabitants are ready to fight.
The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.
The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
In their bid to reach the United States, a growing number of migrants fleeing poverty and conflicts at home are braving the treacherous Darién Gap. Many never emerge.
The Panama Papers is an investigation that reveals how the world's rich and powerful hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions.
Panama is confronting its electricity crisis by constructing a major dam near a territory designated for the Ngäbe-Buglé, an indigenous people who believe the dam will threaten their way of life.
A battle is being waged in the rainforests of Panama – between those who want to keep their way of life, and those who want economic growth. At stake: billions worth of precious metals.
Panama is facing a serious environmental threat. Investigations have revealed a serious threat to Panama's natural resources that impacts the country's environment and people.
Producer Carrie Ching explains how she created an animated video depicting the unseen victims of offshore finance for The Panama Papers project with ICIJ reporters, editors, and artist Arthur Jones.
Grantees honored for their data journalism work covering indigenous people's land rights in Panama.
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
ICIJ was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for their work on the Panama Papers investigation.
Pulitzer Center's partner ICIJ wins George Polk Award for Financial Reporting.
A Pulitzer Center grantee joins refugees as they cross Colombia's perilous Darien Gap.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
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.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Panama to Pakistan.
Mellissa Fung fords rivers, encounters storms, fights mud and choppy waters to reach the indigenous Ngobe village of Nueva Lucha.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Panama.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
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.
Explore the structure of "The Panama Papers," an investigative reporting project exposing the use of offshore firms by politicians, companies, celebrities and governments to conduct illegal activity.
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.