Roberto Primero Luis set out across the U.S.-Mexico border last year as previous Guatemalan migrants had. But the crossing has changed.
Roger Thurow’s interactive piece “The First 1,000 Days and Beyond” follows the triumphs and tragedies of mothers and their children battling malnutrition from pregnancy to age 2.
U.S. deportations of migrants have exported COVID-19 to Guatemala and prompted fear, chaos, and a collapse of already fragile health services.
The climate migration model aims to understand how climate change might lead to population shifts in Central America and Mexico, including how people may move across borders between these countries and to the United States.
Today, 1 percent of the world is a barely livable hot zone. By 2070, that portion could go up to 19 percent. Billions of people call this land home.Where will they go?
Two Trump administration initiatives have driven down traffic, locals say: the “remain in Mexico” program requiring people to wait out their asylum cases south of the border, and the threat to slap tariffs on Mexico unless it cracked down on migrants crossing through it.
Cemeteries in Central America come to life when families decorate the graves of their loved ones. Yet many migrants who die trying to enter the U.S. have not been laid to rest—their bodies have yet to be returned.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Kristian Hernández of the Center for Public Integrity about the deaths of unidentified migrants, and how their families back home struggle with grief and closure.
Blitzer traveled to the western highlands of Guatemala to report on migration fueled by climate change.
International systems to identify and repatriate migrants who disappear or die on their journey continue to fail.
Forty percent of the more than 720,000 unaccompanied minors who have surrendered to the U.S. Border Patrol in the last two years after crossing the southern border of the United States have been Guatemalan.
The Trump administration continues to try to stop the thousands of families arriving at the southern border, but the families keep coming. Why are immigration officials releasing so many of them?
In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
How a cycle of debt and increased enforcement is leaving a void in some rural Guatemalan schools and villages.
Jonathan Blitzer, a staff writer for The New Yorker , and documentary photographer Mauricio Lima traveled to Guatemala in order to report on the "push" factors driving people to migrate.
Hundreds of migrants from Central America die every year trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally. This story traces the process of finding, identifying and returning their bodies home.
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
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.
Thousands of people were disappeared during the civil war. Fault Lines meets families still searching for justice.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
In 2014, 90,000 unaccompanied minors made the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. No longer are people simply fleeing poverty, now they are fleeing for their lives.
The level of contamination in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán has been rising for the past few decades. Not enough is being done to stop it. Some fishermen who make only $8 a day are cleaning it, for free.
What factors are driving people to migrate from Guatemala at historic levels? Jonathan Blitzer reports.
Journalist Perla Trevizo examines the conditions in Guatemala that lead families to migrate to the U.S.
Writer Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Lynn Johnson traveled to Guatemala to report on the chronic, quietly devastating problem of toxic household smoke.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
A lesson plan to accompany reporting projects that cover child migration.
Photojournalist Carlos Javier Ortiz talks about gun violence in Chicago, Guatemala and around the world.
Sam Mathews travels to Guatemala to volunteer with Global Dental Relief. During his stay, Sam learns about the reality of life for the country's ethnic Mayan population.
In this webinar, educators explored reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration.
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.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited granntees Jonathan Blitzer and Mauricio Lima's project on the link between climate change and Guatemalan migration as evidence at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's hearing on climate change and national security.
Gastropod podcast features grantee Michelle Nijhuis in an episode about the use of cookstoves throughout history.
This week: Toxic cooking fires, the Kurdish women fighting ISIS, and our tribute to Pulitzer grantee Kim Wall.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
In presenting the interactive documentary "The Life Equation," Rob Tinworth prompts students in DC, Virginia, and Maryland schools to explore challenging questions about the value of healthcare equity around the world.
Do you save one life at the cost of 10?
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Photographer's work featured in exhibition to give audiences greater insight into real-world ramifications of modern violence.
At the end of another fantastic, collaborative summer with Free Spirit Media, we take a look back at the learning process behind the student-produced documentaries.
In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.
In this lesson, students evaluate audio and print reporting on the long-term causes and effects of family migration from rural Guatemala.
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
Engage with the challenges and solutions that communities around the world are grappling with when trying to access vital food sources.
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.
Students will analyze how selection and order of information are used to tell stories of gun violence. They will curate photo essays and produce policy recommendations to reduce local violence.
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.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.
This global health lesson plan for history teachers, humanities teachers, science teachers and English teachers introduces students to Roger Thurow's book The First 1,000 Days, which analyzes the...