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.
Gustavo Londoño hunts birds' nests in the Manú National Park in Peru. He rigs them with cameras to identify what predators eat eggs and chicks.
Since 1990, University of Michigan students have been facilitating fine arts workshops in local prisons. In 2016, they took to a global stage, exploring prison arts in Brazil.
Central American families search for their disappeared sons and daughters across thousands of miles of the migrant trail in Mexico.
Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man saved thousands of people from the dictator’s brutal secret police. How did Roberto Kozak do it – and escape death?
As Venezuela slides deeper into crisis, inflation, food and medicine scarcity, and insecurity seem to escalate endlessly. Amid the chaos, families are struggling to hold their lives together.
"The Chilean Chronicles" is a compilation of writings from Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's 2013 semester as a Fulbright Scholar at Diego Portales University in Santiago.
Thousands of Brazilian mothers and their children are separated each year due to prison service and sentencing. A look inside one of Brazil's nursery prisons.
Colombians rejected the government’s peace deal with the FARC. But what, exactly, would peace have signified in a country which continues to suffer extreme levels of inequality?
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.
Obtaining a good education is especially difficult for children raised in rural Peru. Those who leave their families behind for better schooling in cities often face difficulties living on their own.
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 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.
Bolivia’s unconventional win in the drug war, Syrian’s mistrust of technology, and the arbitrary border of Azerbaijan.
Dara Mohammadi recognized for his reporting on Huntington's Disease and a new gene therapy that many sufferers may not be able to afford.
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
A Pulitzer Center grantee joins refugees as they cross Colombia's perilous Darien Gap.
Juried competition results in exhibition at Smithsonian museum of about 50 finalists, which this year included Pulitzer Center grantee photographer.
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.