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April 27, 2017|

Canaan

What makes a city after a disaster?

December 07, 2016|

Panama: Higher Ground

To increase land area, the people of Guna Yala have built out the islands with coral mined from nearby reefs.

December 08, 2016

Guna Yala Sinking

Zachary Slobig

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?

December 03, 2016

Cuba After Fidel

Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Dan Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

August 30, 2016

Solar Oven Use in the Dominican Republic

Makenzie Huber

Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.

May 23, 2016

Cuba and America: Honeymoon or Stalemate?

Sally H. Jacobs

The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.

May 23, 2016

Reviving a Chicken Economy

Jamie Mcgee, Larry McCormack

Economic development strategies that focus on job creation over direct aid gain traction in rural Haiti, offering insights on how to overcome longstanding challenges in addressing poverty.

August 13, 2015

Cuba in Flux

Yana Paskova

Cuban communism is in flux. Citizens own businesses and property; some are even allowed to protest. Yet reminders of the regime are a constant presence.

July 24, 2015

Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?

Tracey Eaton

The U.S. and Cuba are emerging from decades of Cold War hostility, raising expectations of sweeping change. Will Cuba’s restless 20-somethings stick around to see how their nation evolves?

May 05, 2015

The Clintons' Republic

Jonathan M. Katz, Allison Shelley

Bill and Hillary Clinton have wielded extraordinary influence in Haiti for decades, and particularly since the 2010 earthquake.

January 13, 2015

Canaan: Haiti's Promised Land

Allison Shelley, Jacob Kushner, Mark Fahey

In post-earthquake Haiti, a new city is rising in what was once an empty landscape. Biblically named Canaan, it will soon be Haiti’s third-largest urban center.

January 04, 2015

Teenage Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

Jennifer Gonzalez, Luke Nozicka

As teen pregnancy rates are slowly decreasing in the United States, rates in the Dominican Republic are double the world average, with 1 of 10 teen girls becoming pregnant in 2013.

December 04, 2014

Hispaniola's Unsteady Land

Jacob Kushner, Allison Shelley

On the island of Hispaniola, conflict over land is putting people’s future on unsteady ground.

January 13, 2016|

Meet the Journalist: Tracey Eaton

Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.

November 22, 2016|

This Week: Bringing Home Hope from Cuba

This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.