U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to criminalize migrants trying to cross into the United States, yet they keep coming.
Forty percent of the more than 720,000 unaccompanied minors who have surrendered to the U.S. Border Patrol in the last two years after crossing the southern border of the United States have been Guatemalan.
Mappers, a drone pilot, a lawyer, bird-watchers, a journalist, and reforesters are carrying out ambitious projects to stop the degradation of the Darién Gap.
In the country with the highest rate of femicides in the most violent region in the world, young girls are taking their own lives. And the victims are getting younger.
It’s hard to grasp the scale of El Salvador’s problem with gender violence. Sixty-seven percent of Salvadoran women have suffered some form of violence in their lifetime, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and abuse by family members.
The Darién Gap in Panama is undergoing steady deforestation. Some of the Darién’s indigenous communities are working to reverse this situation.
For families in indigenous Guatemalan towns leaving for the U.S. with their children is seen as a last choice, propelled by a cycle of debt that only fuels more migration.
Mappers, a drone pilot, a lawyer, bird-watchers, a journalist, and reforesters are carrying out ambitious projects to stop the degradation the Darien Gap tropical rainforest.
Central America's Darién region buckles under steady deforestation as timber colonists and palm oil entrepreneurs advance across the region—bringing strife and violence to the area’s indigenous residents with them.
Darién’s indigenous communities are organizing to combat deforestation. Mappers, a drone pilot, and a lawyer, are working tirelessly to save a precious Panamanian and universal resource: the rainforest.
American-inspired houses in the country's western highlands are a daily reminder that opportunity lies elsewhere.
Borrowers are staking homes and property for a chance to reach the U.S.
Upgrading the Panama Canal may have increased safety risks.
Jonathan Blitzer, a staff writer for The New Yorker , and documentary photographer Mauricio Lima traveled to Guatemala in order to report on the "push" factors driving people to migrate.
As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t take decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.
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.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
In El Salvador, brutal gangs like MS-13 and 18th Street do not allow members to quit without penalty of death, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. There's only one exception: joining an evangelical church.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
As demand for high-quality coffee increases, but crop prices decrease, desire for low-wage labor complicates the livelihoods of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé population migrating between Panama and Costa Rica.
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.
Donald Trump's promised border wall will involve taking land from hundreds of people. An earlier land grab to build border fencing was rushed, sloppy, and gave landowners wildly differing payments.
Journalist Perla Trevizo examines the conditions in Guatemala that lead families to migrate to the U.S.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell reports on "Solecito," a group of mothers in Mexico who are searching for their missing children—uncoverinng gravesites in barren fields.
What is the legacy of deportations in El Salvador? Jonathan Blitzer covers the issue in a series of stories for The New Yorker Magazine.
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
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.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
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.
Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Winning documentary details life of migrant farm worker living in Connecticut and supporting family in Mexico.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Student Fellows Ingrid Holmquist and Sana Malik are finalists for the 2019 BAFTA Student Awards for their film that tells the personal story of a migrant worker from Mexico with broader resonance.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited granntees Jonathan Blitzer and Mauricio Lima's project on the link between climate change and Guatemalan migration as evidence at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's hearing on climate change and national security.
Gastropod podcast features grantee Michelle Nijhuis in an episode about the use of cookstoves throughout history.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
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.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Lauren Markham wins book prize for biography on twin brothers from El Salvador who migrate to the United States.
This week: Toxic cooking fires, the Kurdish women fighting ISIS, and our tribute to Pulitzer grantee Kim Wall.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
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Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Through these articles, students will explore diverse cultures and connect to pressing issues facing Spanish-speaking communities.
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Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
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