Shark finning, overfishing, an indifferent Belizean government, and coral bleaching are rapidly killing one of the world’s great reefs. And no one is acting.
The effort to decriminalize the anti-sodomy law in Belize faces organized resistance from religious groups.
Mexican cartels vying for control over new drug routes in Central America have transformed Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica into their new frontiers, escalating violence and addiction in the region.
Mexico's drug war is seeping across borders into Belize, escalating violence in the region. Nick Miroff follows a counter-drug patrol team through the forest.
Mexico's drug cartels have made their way into Central America and are forging new drug trade routes in Belize, a country that has recently been added to the Obama administration's "black list".
Tiny Belize is becoming a prime gateway for drug trafficking as Mexican drug cartels carve out new smuggling routes through Central America.
The uninhabited coral cays, long coastline and thick jungles that draw tourists to Belize also appeal to drug smugglers. Belize's borders are porous and its security forces are minuscule.
More and more gangsters from Guatemala are planting marijuana in Belize, adding fuel to the increasingly dangerous situation taking place near the border of the two countries.
Throughout the world, more than 350,000 women die each year from pregnancy-related complications. Belize is one country that is trying to improve maternal health care in hopes of reducing the risks for pregnant women.
The women of Carmelita, Belize say they would rather give birth at home because hospitals do not allow family members in the delivery room.
After enduring traumatic experiences, women in Belize are taking the initiative to educate themselves on childbirth.
Throughout the world, one woman dies during childbirth every 90 seconds . While the United States has seen an increase in maternal mortality, Belize is finding ways to improve maternal health.The World Health Organization reports that, with a rate of 11 deaths per 100,000 pregnancies, the U.S. ranks behind more than 40 other countries . Some health officials say that an increase in the age of pregnant women, as well as obesity, diabetes, and the number of c-sections and induced labors have led to this increase .
Billionaire Mexican drug mafias are muscling into Central America, undermining the region’s feeble governments and bringing violence to levels not seen since the civil wars of the 1970s and 80s.
One woman dies every 90 seconds from pregnancy-related complications somewhere in the world. The Belize Ministry of Health is improving access, coverage, and quality of maternal health care in hopes of someday no longer being one of those places.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nick Miroff talks about an under-siege Central America and the Mexico drug cartels fighting to control the region's smuggling routes.
Students read about the impacts of coral bleaching on ocean ecosystems.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.