When the Colombian army defeated the FARC guerrillas, ending decades of conflict, General Mario Montoya was hailed a hero. But then it was revealed that thousands of "insurgents" executed by the army were in fact innocent men.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the pink dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth story in the 'Rainforest Defenders' series, which presents leaders who fight for the conservation of the forests.
Since childhood, Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri has been drawn to the Amazon river fauna. This draw has marked her profoundly, both spirituality and professionally.
For José Gregorio, an indigenous man from the Colombian Amazon region, training young people to fight for the conservation of the rainforests in his community is part of a global struggle to mitigate the climate catastrophe currently unfolding.
For Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri, protecting the Amazon pink river dolphin is sacred. This is the tenth and final "Rainforest Defenders" story, which follows leaders fighting for nature preservation.
This Colombian man has dedicated years to training youth on how to protect the environment. His is the ninth installment in the Rainforest Defenders series.
For Lilia, protecting the pink dolphin is a sacred act. This is the 10th and final story from the Rainforest Defenders series.
This Colombian man has dedicated years to training youth how to protect the environment. His is the ninth installment in the Rainforest Defenders series.
The remote Darien Gap cuts across Central America, serving as a critical but perilous path for migrants desperate to make the journey north. Many people fleeing poverty, persecution, and violence feel it’s their only option.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants returned from Colombia to their native homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. Luis Guillermo Franquiz, a Venezuelan writer, was one of them. He lived and worked in Bogota. For 16 days, he walked to reach the border and crossed it. Luis Guillermo wrote his story.
Migrants and refugees worldwide routinely find themselves in great danger. Perhaps the most hazardous migrant trail of all is the Darien Gap, a wild, lawless stretch straddling Colombia and Panama.
COVID-19 is highlighting the difficulties that Indigenous and Afro-Colombians—many of whom live in scattered rural areas—have in accessing specialized medical services. The distances they must travel to reach a hospital reveal the ethnic face of the pandemic.
Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.
After five episodes in Brazil and three in Ecuador, Rainforest Defenders Series turns its attention to the Colombian Amazon.
With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.
Where South America squeezes into Central America lies the nexus of one of the most circuitous migration routes to reach the U.S., drawing extra-continental migrants from around the world.
A series of multimedia stories about the impacts, routes and modus operandi of the illegal exploitation of coltan and gold in indigenous territories in the Colombian Amazon region.
As Venezuelans leave their country by the millions, how is Colombia—a country with its own recent history of turmoil—coping with the 1.4 million Venezuelans resettling within their borders?
An exodus of Venezuelans are fleeing to Colombia, including pregnant women faced with lack of medical services. But when they give birth, their babies faced with another barrier: statelessness.
Throughout the years of Colombia’s armed conflict between the State and FARC guerrillas, the Massif region was paradoxically protected by its being a warzone. That's changing now.
After the deal, the hard work: an investigation looking at the successes and failures of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
As both sides struggle to implement the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, religious organizations have stepped in to support the fragile peace and rebuild communities previously divided by violence.
After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.
While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis.
Journalist Nadja Drost reported with documentry filmmaker Bruno Federico on efforts to build and keep peace in Colombia after the peacekeeping deal with FARC.
Laura Dixon, Mariana Palau, and Verónica Zaragovia report on the aftermath of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.
Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, and Greg Kendall-Ball take you behind the challenges Colombia faces as it reintegrates tens of thousands of people back into society following the 2016 peace treaty.
Journalist Lisa Palmer traveled to Colombia to report on the post-conflict challenges of rural development and environmental conservation.
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.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dara Mohammadi traveled to Colombia to write about Huntington's Disease, an as-yet untreatable genetic disorder.
Nick Miroff and Gabe Silverman of The Washington Post travel to Colombia to investigate the palm oil industry's rise through a decades-long civil war.
Pulitzer Center grantee Nadja Drost reports on the struggles gold miners face in Colombia's La Toma community.
Audience members gathered to hear Palau discuss her reporting on Colombia's peace deal and its aftermath.
Pulitzer Center grantees Skyped in to talk about peacebuilding in Colombia and populism in Iran during summer programming.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.
Dara Mohammadi recognized for his reporting on Huntington's Disease and a new gene therapy that many sufferers may not be able to afford.
A Pulitzer Center grantee joins refugees as they cross Colombia's perilous Darien Gap.
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.
Colombia’s fast growing palm oil industry has been great for the country's economy. But not so for small farmers, indigenous groups and others displaced.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's report on the importance of water for peacebuilding in Ivory Coast and the need for more in-depth reporting on reproductive health.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
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.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
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.