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.
Although the original Ngäbe-Buglé territory stretched between Panama and Costa Rica, the border between these countries now shapes their way of life.
If a family is unable to pay for a child with Type 1 diabetes, only the most economical supplies are provided by the Costa Rican Government. This allows little to no flexibility in one's life.
Daniela Rojas Jimenez's life mission is to share her experiences—both good and bad—with other T1D youth throughout Costa Rica.
Although many new and innovative products are now available to treat Type 1 diabetics, the majority of Costa Rican families cannot afford them.
Does wealthier mean healthier in type 1 diabetic (T1D) youth in Costa Rica?
Can technology cause children to lose focus in school? And how has it affected an isolated community in Costa Rica?
When Good Tech Goes Bad: One Indigenous Community’s Struggle with Technology.
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.