Alcoa announced in January 2017 that it would permanently shutter the Paranam plant in Suriname. Daylight puts Paranam’s story in harsher light.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette comments on its four-part series.
In Brazil—earning trust and establishing rapport, one picture at a time.
Basic life skills can mean the difference between whether or not you get the story.
Suriname's most successful businessman has interests in industries from cement to ketchup. He's heading a government commission negotiating Alcoa's departure from the country.
When Alcoa arrived to mine Suriname in 1964, it pushed the slave-descended Saamaka off their land. As the Pittsburgh icon prepares to leave the country, the Saamaka fight for their rights.
A struggling country's past and future are shaped by Alcoa and its aluminum. Alcoa's dam electrified the South American country of Suriname even as it drowned a jungle.
As Alcoa prepares to leave Suriname, residents wonder how and if they'll follow through on promises to repair thousands of acres of mined land.
A once thriving mining community rebuilds as the pullout of Pittsburgh's Alcoa sinks in.
In La Victoria, Ecuador, alternatives to lead glazing of tiles and painting bowls with gasoline in La Victoria are not perfect, but their intentions—healthy children—are great.
An impoverished Ecuadorian community thrived in the 1990s making roof tiles—but their children paid a horrific price.
In the fanfare around the peace deal signed by the Colombian state and the FARC guerillas, the role of multinational corporations in the violence was largely ignored.
Multinational Alcoa, in a restructuring, departs struggling Suriname after 100 years. The loose ends include a hydroelectric dam, two company towns, a long-loyal workforce, and a sputtering economy.
An Andean village has battled severe lead toxicity from ceramics production, and now residents face the challenges of alternative glazing compounds or abandoning their cottage industry altogether.
Roberto Kozak is virtually unknown. And yet this quiet man played a crucial role after the 1973 coup in Chile and he helped tens of thousands of prisoners out of custody and to find safe havens overseas.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
In post-Chavez Venezuela, as an economic and political crisis threatens to plunge the country even deeper into chaos, daily life for many is a struggle for sustenance and safety.
Camila DeChalus directed and produced a video for her project about how, with help from the Catholic Church, coffee farmers in rural Colombia are fighting against the impacts of climate change.
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.
With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.
US-led prohibition has exacted a high toll in Latin America. This project explores the impacts on communities in Bolivia and Paraguay, whose principal cash crops are coca and cannabis respectively.
We might soon have a treatment for Huntington's disease, but the Latin American communities who helped scientists uncover the cause are too poor to benefit. Who will help these forgotten people?
More than 20 years after the end of its civil war, El Salvador remains plagued by violence and poverty. Kayli Plotner reports on what has happened to the country's children.
Ewen MacAskill visits Villa Grimaldi, a secret detention center in Chile, while uncovering the story of Roberto Kozak, a diplomat who helped save 30,000 prisoners after the 1973 military coup.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Photojournalist Natalie Keyssar covers the ongoing situation in Venezuela, and some of the complexities of the story that defy simple explanations.
Journalist Nadja Drost reports on Venezuela, a country in crisis, where the economy has tanked and everyday life has turned to chaos.
Simeon Tegel travels to Paraguay and Bolivia to report on the war on drugs in South America.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Interested in bringing Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk to your classroom, but aren't sure where to begin? Here's how one educator did it.
Noah Friedman-Rudovsky and Sara Shahriari talk about their reporting project, "Critical State: Violence Against Women and Impunity in Bolivia."
Pope Francis encounters the limits of his moral authority in Latin America, where his encyclical on climate change and environmental protection is met with scorn from those who need to be influenced.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Thomson Reuters Foundation announce a special opportunity for Brazilian journalists.
International journalism and film and media arts students are among the most recently selected Campus Consortium international reporting fellows for 2017.
Grantee Stephanie Strasburg has taken over the @PulitzerCenter Instagram account to share her work from the project, "Stranded and Strapped: After 100 Years in Suriname, Alcoa Decamps."
This week: what happens when a corporation abandons a country, Marine Le Penn's nationalist stance, and how a country with rich natural resources remains an impoverished country.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
ICIJ was awarded the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for their work on the Panama Papers investigation.
The International Consortium for Journalists, Elliott Woods, Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, and Ben Taub all won 2017 Overseas Press Club Awards.
This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.
Home-schooled students from the academic and support group, "Culture at Home," wrote opinion pieces on a presentation by Pulitzer Center grantee Natalie Keyssar.
Pulitzer Center's partner ICIJ wins George Polk Award for Financial Reporting.
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
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.