February 20, 2015 / Untold Stories
Katherine Blunt
An increased demand for high-quality, certified coffee has changed the way it is grown in western Guatemala and improved the lives of those who pick and sell coffee cherries.
February 20, 2015 / Untold Stories
Katherine Blunt
A program committed to expanding economic opportunities for indigenous women in San Juan la Laguna has helped many artisans learn to sell their products online.
January 20, 2015 /
Katherine Blunt
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.
November 3, 2014
Tom Hundley, Jeremy Relph, Dominic Bracco II
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.
October 30, 2014 / Business Insider
Jeremy Relph, Dominic Bracco II
"In an effort to understand what life is like in the world's murder capital, we spent two weeks in San Pedro Sula. We found a city in crisis, but also a place steeped in hope...."
October 7, 2014
Meghan Dhaliwal, Carlos Javier Ortiz
Photographer's work featured in exhibition to give audiences greater insight into real-world ramifications of modern violence.
October 3, 2014 / CQ Roll Call
Philip Brasher
Despite dangers, the promise of reaching the United States is so intense that it’s driving a shocking surge in migration by Central American children unaccompanied by their parents.
August 29, 2014 / Untold Stories
Philip Brasher
The coffee farmers of Guatemala's Western Highlands try to stay one step ahead of coffee rust. Despite support from USAID, the disease threatens the livelihood of growers.
August 21, 2014
Amanda Ottaway, Amy Maxmen, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Meghan Dhaliwal, Peter DiCampo
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
July 29, 2014 / Roads & Kingdoms
Jeremy Relph, Dominic Bracco II
In these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
July 9, 2014 / MSNBC
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Carlos Javier Ortiz examines the pervasive violence in Guatemala in a new interview and photo essay.
June 26, 2014 / PBS NewsHour
Roger Thurow, Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Kane
About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside.
June 25, 2014 / Untold Stories
Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Kane
In Guatemala, a country where nearly half of the children are so malnourished they're "stunted," a new initiative by the nation's top leaders has many feeling hopeful for the first time in years.

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