The Border Patrol's Rio Grande Valley Sector has seen a large spike in cases of rhabdomyolysis—severe dehydration and overexertion—among migrants this year. Border agents say smugglers are to blame for treating migrants like "cargo" and pushing them too hard.
The controversial "remain in Mexico" plan is becoming one of the Trump administration’s most successful strategies for keeping migrants from gaining entry into the U.S. Just ask the migrants released into cartel-weary Nuevo Laredo this week. Many are headed home.
Grantee Ana Arevalo discussed her photography of women waiting for trial in preventative detention centers in Venezuela at the 2019 ILS Conference on Defending Human Rights.
Grantee Mark Oppenheimer discusses his upcoming Pulitzer Center-supported book about the future of Judaism after the Tree of Life massacre in Pittsburgh.
The Trump administration on Monday issued its most far-reaching rule aimed at curbing asylum claims. But legal and immigration experts say it could be blocked for a number of reasons.
As concerns grow about the sustainability of meat production, some startup companies say they may have a solution: growing meat from animal cells in laboratories. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson visited two startups in California producing “cell-based meat.”
Low-level offenders can now avoid incarceration in many places by paying a fee. One official in Rapides Parish began asking who was keeping that money.
El Paso's backlogged immigration court recently halted programs designed to aid asylum seekers as they navigate a complicated legal system. "The confusion in the courtroom is palpable," says one advocate.
Former newspaper editor Dick Weiss discusses his Pulitzer Center-supported project, "Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson" on KTRS-AM with talk show host McGraw Milhaven. Teddy Washington, a student at Washington University, whose story is reflected in the project, reflects on the unfortunate incident in which he and others were accused of theft.
EL PASO—The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 30% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday.
An account of the path one family has taken over several generations to gain their purchase on the American Dream and at the same time witness for social justice.
Education is an obsession for the Washington family of Pasadena Hills, Missouri.
On the arid plains of Colorado, where water supplies are dwindling, cooperation and innovation may offer new solutions to an old problem: How to slake a thirst as big as the Rocky Mountains
Four students have been selected to receive international reporting fellowships and the opportunity to work with Pulitzer Center staff on an international reporting project.
Peter Sawyer interviewed on EmeraldPlanet about the Pulitzer Center's reporting on water.
To mark World Water Day (March 22), the Pulitzer Center presented films on water and population at the 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital on Monday, March 21.
A discussion with Katherine Bliss, Director of the Global Water Policy Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and filmmakers Stephen Sapienza, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Wickham and Fred de Sam Lazaro followed the screening. The panel was moderated by Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer.
As part of the DC Environmental Film Festival, four films explore the conflicts tied to water issues, as part of the annual World Water Day observance.
Despite what Russia’s government might say, journalists and human rights workers are unable to carry out their work in an ordinary and open way in Chechnya.
How not to write a Pulitzer Center travel grant application. Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley discusses.
The Pulitzer Center has posted its annual report for 2010. The PDF of the report is available on the Pulitzer Center website.
The Pulitzer Center has posted its annual report for 2010. The PDF of the report is available on the Pulitzer Center website. What follows is the report's introductory overview by Pulitzer Center Board President Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Founding Director Jon Sawyer:
Last Friday Egyptian Americans and supporters of the Egyptian cause met in front of the White House to unify for the "Egyptian Solidarity March."
As the government of Egypt remains at a critical point, and protests have only increased in size and intensity, Egyptians abroad are expressing their unity.
As protests swarm Egypt, Egyptians abroad are proclaiming solidarity with the anti-government sentiment. Today in Washington, protesters called upon President Barack Obama to support the Egyptians.
Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger's documentary on how rising sea levels are threatening Carteret Islanders, "Sun Come Up," has been nominated for an Oscar.
The nomination was for documentary (short subject). The winners of the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced February 27.
See all the nominees for this year's Oscars.