October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
New Market
November 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Lauren Markham
Millenial mayor of San Salvador Nayib Bukele has promised to transform San Salvador into a "city of lights"—and he's doing so in unconventional ways. Will his strategies work?
San Salvador Mayor Nayib Bukele. Image by Juan Carlos. El Salvador, 2016.
November 1, 2016 / The Guardian
Lauren Markham
Nayib Bukele is trying to wrest control of El Salvador’s capital from the grip of murderous gangs. His weapons? Gentrification, Instagram and YouTube.
October 17, 2016
Fareed Mostoufi, Tomas van Houtryve
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...
October 5, 2016
Lauren Markham
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.
October 3, 2016 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Lauren Markham
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
Trekking through the heart of the Darien Gap. Photo by Carlos Villalon. Colombia, 2016.
September 21, 2016 / SBS: Dateline
Jason Motlagh
What would you risk for a better life? Dateline journeys through one of the world’s most dangerous jungles, a route populated by drug traffickers, bandits and migrants searching for a new beginning.
The Dateline team pushed deeper into the Darien jungle. Image by Carlos Villalon. Colombia, 2016.
September 20, 2016 / News.com.au
Jason Motlagh
There are plenty of reasons the 150km stretch of wilderness between Colombia and Panama is known as the “world’s most dangerous journey."
A smuggler guides travelers up the Cacarica River into the heart of the Darien Gap. Photo by Jason Motlagh.  2016.
September 13, 2016 / SBS: Dateline
Jason Motlagh
Follow the unprecedented journey of a Dateline film crew through the Darién Gap—the lawless zone on migrants' route to the US.
Image by Dominic Bracco II. Honduras, 2013.
September 1, 2016
Fareed Mostoufi, Dominic Bracco II, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Matt Black
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore reporting from Mexico.
August 31, 2016
Patrick Reilly, Jason Motlagh
Both Costa Rica's president and grantee Jason Motlagh see a Cold War-era law as driving migration through the region.
Skull on a stake
August 3, 2016 / WBUR
Jason Motlagh
Pulitzer Center grantee Jason Motlagh speaks with WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer about his reporting in the Darien Gap.
Darién Gap
July 19, 2016
Jason Motlagh
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.