Venezuela today is gripped by a catastrophic economic crisis, born out of corruption on a vast scale, government mismanagement and a failed petro-economy.
We accompanied Caitlin Vieira on a typical workday to observe the many roles she juggles as one of only three psychologists in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana.
A epidemia de Zika no Brasil transformou o núcleo familiar, mas pouca atenção tem sido dada para as outras crianças: os irmãos e irmãs daqueles com a Síndrome Congênita da Zika.
Uma visita a Unidade de Saúde da Família nos morros do Recife esclarece a conexão entre moradia e saúde na comunidade.
O número de partos vivos reduziu em quase 10% em Pernambuco, o estado brasileiro onde a Zika foi primeiro detectada. O que levo a este declínio?
An inside look at daily life in Venezuela during a time of crisis.
After a half-century of conflict, Colombia is regaining control of biologically rich areas that had been havens for rebel groups. Now, scientists are racing to create plans for conservation.
With the socio-politic and economic crisis in Venezuela, there has been a decline in public services. This traveler's airport experience is one example of the current situation.
Between 2014 and 2016, more than 100,000 Cubans entered the United States on foot. This is the story of three Cubans who made a clandestine voyage from Quito, Ecuador, to El Paso, Texas.
Venezuela: There is richness, there is poverty, but overall there is a need for change.
The number of live births declined by nearly 10 percent in Pernambuco, the state in Brazil where Zika was first detected. What accounts for the decline?
The Zika epidemic in Brazil transformed the entire family unit, but little attention has been paid to the other children—the siblings of children with congenital Zika syndrome.
For many people, gold fires the imagination, but can it resolve a crisis? Venezuela finds itself in distress and is going all-in on gold mining—an industry tainted by conflict.
Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.
Venezuela is facing its biggest crisis yet: a high inflation rate, shortage of food and medicine, and abuse of power by authorities. And that's only part of the picture.
How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?
A team of German prosecutors are scouring two continents for Nazis who have managed to escape justice, hoping to bring them to trial before it's too late.
Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.
Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.
Chile is internationally known as a producer of world-class wines. However, the effects of desertification on vineyards have a dire impact on the wine industry.
As Venezuela’s social and economic crisis deepens, thousands of citizens are taking to the streets. Meanwhile, a quieter humanitarian one is unfolding as hunger and malnutrition spread.
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.
Writer Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Lynn Johnson traveled to Guatemala to report on the chronic, quietly devastating problem of toxic household smoke.
In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporters Len Boselovic and Rich Lord and photojournalist Stephanie Strasburg talk about what went into producing their story, “The Land Alcoa Dammed."
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.
Guyanese-American journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee discusses how her work connects her personal history with Guyana's complicated political past
This week: U.S.-bound Cuban immigrants are told to turn around, a Dominican haven for Holocaust refugees is now a sex tourism capital, and our genetic war against mosquitos.
On Chicago's Westside, students discussed the power of grass-roots social movements to make change, in Venezuela and in the US.
Science film site Labocine profiles Pulitzer Grantee Dan Grossman on his coverage of climate change.
Fellows spent time in Washington, D.C. preparing for their international reporting projects and learning from Pulitzer Center staff and professional journalists.
This week: growing anti-government protests.
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.
Students analyze the use of images to visualize the human impact of the socioeconomic changes in Venezuela in order to select an image that encapsulates the economic struggles facing Venezuelans.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.
This lesson uses a photo essay as a primary source so students can identify the Seven Economic Principles in a real world situation.
This lesson helps students decode and connect with images from a reporting project about migration. The students then interview each other, and go on to interview community members about immigration.
Following a presentation by a journalist, students write an opinion piece suitable for a blog, newspaper, or magazine.
This lesson introduces students to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk and asks students to write a journalistic "milestone" describing their surroundings.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.