Emily Codik was surprised by the island's transformation from a safe haven for Holocaust refugees to a sex-tourism hotspot.
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.
A personal account of how a journalist's family escaped the Holocaust and found safety in the Dominican Republic, where they joined a settlement of Jewish refugees.
Rebecca Hersher explores the cost of not having a public sanitation system on the community of Cite Soleil in Haiti.
Haiti's capital city doesn't have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.
Rebecca Hersher explores Haiti's trash and sewage problem by visiting what might be the most beautiful dump in the world.
What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti's only public sewage treatment facility.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is known for its terrible traffic, partly caused by lack of reliable street lights. So drivers there have come up with their own complicated language.
In order to save lives from cervical cancer, nurses educate and screen women for cervical cancer in Haiti. Follow one woman as she goes to the hospital and learns about her own health.
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.
Sosua, a northern beach town in the Dominican Republic, was founded by Holocaust refugees. How did it become one of the Caribbean's biggest sex-tourism destinations?
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.
A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.
Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.
About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?
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?
While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A little-known story of survival during the Holocaust.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti to investigate what went wrong with a plan to build a system of internationally funded sewage treatment plants across the country.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin traveled to Cuba after Fidel Castro's death to report on the cruelty and charisma with which he ruled, and why Cubans do not predict his death will lead to major change.
Writer Jacob Kushner and and documentary photographer Allison Shelley traveled to Haiti for their project, "Canaan: Haiti’s Promised Land."
Business reporter Jamie McGee and photographer Larry McCormack share insights on their reporting in Haiti.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
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.
Gaiutra Bahadur presents an overlooked chapter in the Cold War's annals, one story of U.S. interventions and the racial strife and dictatorships they fostered across the globe.
Journalists Jonathan M. Katz and Allison Shelley take a deep look at the Clintons' projects and prospects in Haiti.
Kwame Dawes explores what church and faith communities are doing in regards to HIV/AIDS in Jamaica.
The FT's Robin Wigglesworth reported on the impact of economic crisis on the Caribbean with videographers Veronica Kan-Dapaah and Steve Ager and freelance photographer Andrea de Silva.
The Pulitzer Center continues its summer collaboration with Free Spirit Media in Chicago, providing grantee journalists to serve as mentors during student documentary filmmaking workshops.
The Best Documentary Feature award is the latest in a series for the Pulitzer Center-funded documentary, "The Abominable Crime."
The Out at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Festival in Winston-Salem will screen “The Abominable Crime," a film produced by the Pulitzer Center about homophobia in Jamaica.
Four Pulitzer Center grantees, 15 students, and wide range of documentary film topics mark eighth year of partnership with Free Spirit Media.
Grantees Jamie McGee and Larry McCormack win national and state AP awards for their reporting on economic development in Haiti.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
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.
DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography contest for students who studied abroad in summer 2016.
For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Recognition latest in awards for documentary examining homophobia in Jamaica.
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.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
Students read about the impacts of coral bleaching on ocean ecosystems.
Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.
This lesson will explain and demonstrate the conflict between the Republic of Haiti and Dominican Republic, the two countries that coexist in the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
In this lesson, students will participate in a class discussion using the articles by Antigone Barton focusing on the work of Dr. John May.
Students discuss the statement “Haiti is an island of hope and despair.” The students also discuss how the United States and/or its citizens have contributed to hope and despair in Haiti.