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?
For families in indigenous Guatemalan towns leaving for the U.S. with their children is seen as a last choice, propelled by a cycle of debt that only fuels more migration.
American-inspired houses in the country's western highlands are a daily reminder that opportunity lies elsewhere.
Borrowers are staking homes and property for a chance to reach the U.S.
In the western highlands of Guatemala, the question is no longer whether someone will leave but when.
In search of perspectives from outside the U.S. on the current state of immigration at our southern border.
Chairs pile up in the classrooms of villages where debt cycles and tougher immigration enforcement mean a new migration trend: parents traveling with younger children.
Though the root causes of migration from Central America are largely poverty and entrenched community violence, climate change is a compounding factor causing hundreds of thousands to flee home.
A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families.
Trump administration officials insist that there is a "right way" for families to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry. But they are still finding themselves in trouble.
Roger Thurow shares stories of hunger across the world in a new podcast produced in collaboration with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
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.
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.
Organic and fair trade coffee producers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala can earn more than conventional growers. This project explores the costs and benefits of obtaining these certifications.
In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.
The story of 1,000 days–the vital period from the beginning of a woman's pregnancy to her child's second birthday. The fate of individuals, families, nations–and the world–depends on it.
“Too Young to Die” is a long-term exploration of the tragedy gun violence exacts on Chicago’s streets. Although over 100 children and young people died in 2012, their deaths are often overshadowed.
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.
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.
This week's newsletter: In Guatemala, a country where nearly half of the children are so malnourished they're "stunted," a new initiative by nation's top leaders has many feeling hopeful.
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...
In the following nutrition lesson plan, students will investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to articulate the issue of malnutrition in Guatemala.