Vines are proliferating in tropical rainforests, impeding the ability of trees to sequester carbon dioxide. Researchers are trying to determine the impact of this phenomenon on climate change.
Up to 45,000 civilians were forcibly disappeared during Guatemala's 36-year conflict. Some of the families are still searching for justice and the truth about missing loved ones.
The battle over placing an 18-story telescope on the highest point in the Pacific Ocean divides Hawaii over issues of spirtuality, discovery and economics.
Welcoming atmosphere shaken by state's withdrawal from refugee resettlement program. NGOs vow to operate program exactly same as operated by state.
Colleges delve into their long and sometimes complicated history with slavery, aiming to educate their students about the past and reshape goals for the future.
In violent El Salvador, he might be digging his own grave.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jošt Franko was featured on The New York Times Lens Blog for his work on the cotton trade.
Berta Cáceres fought to protect native lands in Honduras, and paid with her life. She is victim to a global trend — the killings of environmental activists who block development projects.
In El Salvador, home of the bloodiest gang violence in the world, we follow one man’s gruesome struggle to bring dignity and closure to the families of the victims.
How American immigration policy has fueled an unlikely industry in El Salvador.
Families fleeing extreme violence in Honduras and seeking asylum in the U.S. were detained in for-profit detention centers in Texas and deported to that same violence without adequate due process.
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?
In El Salvador, the murder capital of the world, authorities are failing to combat a brutal gang war that is driving a mass exodus out of the country.
Thousands of Salvadorans deported by the Obama Administration find a surprising new life in an unfamiliar homeland.
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.
Women fleeing extreme gang-based and domestic violence seek asylum in United States. Many are detained, deported, and targeted upon return.
In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.
In a country as violent as El Salvador, many have given up on political solutions to gang warfare. Can the new, young mayor of San Salvador begin to bring about peace in the country’s capital?
Colossal. Mammoth. Pharaonic. Those are the words that describe the Chinese-backed proposal to build a 170-mile interoceanic canal across Nicaragua. But can it be built, and, if so, at what cost?
Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.
The level of contamination in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán has been rising for the past few decades. Not enough is being done to stop it. Some fishermen who make only $8 a day are cleaning it, for free.
Organic and fair trade coffee producers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala can earn more than conventional growers. This project explores the costs and benefits of obtaining these certifications.
In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.
One of the world's least-governed regions is caught between South American drug traffickers and the D.E.A.
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.
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.
Journalist Jon Cohen and photographer Malcolm Linton report from Tijuana, Mexico, where there is a “micro-hyperepidemic” of HIV/AIDS.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Journalists Brent and Craig Renaud take viewers behind the scenes of their reporting for the NY Times on the migrant crackdown in Mexico.
McClatchy journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees Brittany Peterson and Tim Johnson interview Nicaraguans about the proposed canal that threatens to split the country in two.
Writer Chris Kraul traveled to Nicaragua to explore the environmental impact of a new $50 billion interoceanic canal.
Photojournalist Matt Black discusses his reporting from Guerrero, Mexico, where hope for the next generation has been "snuffed out."
Students from Columbia Heights Educational Campus and The School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens visited the Everyday DC Photography Exhibition for a workshop with Allison Shelley.
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.
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore reporting from Mexico.
Both Costa Rica's president and grantee Jason Motlagh see a Cold War-era law as driving migration through the region.
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.
Do you save one life at the cost of 10?
Children flee violence and poverty in Central America.
Too often, the people most affected by poor water sanitation are also those least able to address the issue. Industry, government, and entrenched poverty all stand in the way of access to clean water.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Jeremy Relph and Dominic Bracco II spent two weeks in San Pedro Sula, the world's murder capital. They found a city in crisis, but also a place steeped in hope.
Photographer's work featured in exhibition to give audiences greater insight into real-world ramifications of modern violence.