Social activities and a hospital were the biggest sources of COVID-19 in Costa Rica during the first few months of the pandemic, but such clusters were not the most common. How did the virus spread?
The world's jungles absorb a large proportion of our CO2 emissions, helping to slow the pace of human-induced global warming. But they may be reaching a saturation point.
Transporters continue to wait at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border with little access to water, food, and restrooms.
As players in the respirator manufacturing industry, Mexico and Costa Rica navigate the complicated situations they are in during the pandemic, exporting supplies they so dearly need.
Scientists study whether elevated carbon dioxide levels, such as those found at Rincón de la Vieja might help or hurt tropical environments.
Have you ever wondered how bananas are grown? Reporting Fellow Madison Stewart from the University of Iowa takes a look at the process. It may surprise you.
Bananas may be one of our favorite fruits, but their production is leading to the spread of illness and disease in countries such as Costa Rica.
Many Americans travel to Latin America to help in orphanages, but their presence often only compounds the misery of unnecessarily institutionalizing children.
A coalition of organizations in the coffee-growing region of Coto Brus are working to use the consumer as a tool to address the rights of migrant children involved in the harvest.
As Ngäbe-Buglé women search for economic and social opportunities, they look for ways to maintain certain traditions while adjusting to new customs.
Storytelling within Ngäbe-Buglé communities preserves cultural traditions and historical legacies that have long been removed.
The Casas de Alegria (Houses of Joy) project addresses children’s rights in Costa Rican coffee farms and also provides economic benefits.
Bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world, yet little is known about how they are grown, who grows them, and how their production effects the environment and human health.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
As demand for high-quality coffee increases, but crop prices decrease, desire for low-wage labor complicates the livelihoods of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé population migrating between Panama and Costa Rica.
Sharks are disappearing from the Eastern Pacific, as predators become prey to fishing companies hunting their fins. The story of one family's shark empire sheds light on these lawless seas.
How do youth with Type 1 diabetes live with and manage a disease in a country where proper supplies, insulin, education and support can be hard to find?
In the mountains of Costa Rica, the indigenous Bribri struggle to maintain their culture as an influx of technology transforms their community.
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.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
Both Costa Rica's president and grantee Jason Motlagh see a Cold War-era law as driving migration through the region.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting, and the exciting collaborations of the past year.
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.
Students are asked to read two articles related to religion's take on pollution and two articles from nations where there is an attempt to make recycling a part of the culture.
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.