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Caribbean

Providing Cancer Care in Haiti

Cancer is becoming a leading cause of death in less economically developed countries like Haiti. One physician has spent his career learning how to combat this growing epidemic.

Canaan: Haiti's Promised Land

Born out of an earthquake, can a new city of 300,000 people survive survive without a government? In Haiti, we follow an unprecedented experiment in land rights, urbanism and self-governance.

Teenage Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

As teen pregnancy rates are slowly decreasing in the United States, rates in the Dominican Republic are double the world average, with 1 of 10 teen girls becoming pregnant in 2013.

Hispaniola's Unsteady Land

On the island of Hispaniola, conflict over land is putting people’s future on unsteady ground.

Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities

The cholera epidemic that hit Haiti four years ago bears some startling resemblances to one that devastated Manhattan two centuries earlier.

Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica

Jamaica is proud of its religious tradition, but how has the Jamaican church responded to the complex challenges of HIV/AIDS in a changing society?

Atlas of Pentecostalism

An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.

The Caribbean: Trouble in Paradise

A swath of the Caribbean faces a bleak future as a deepening economic crisis leads to rising unemployment, crime and social distress.

A Steady Hand for Haiti

An Iowa-based medical team has been traveling to rural Haiti for years, assisting residents with health crises while searching for long-term ways to help the people improve their own situations.

Organic Agriculture and Cooperative Farming in Cuba

Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model.

The Forgotten: HIV and the Garifuna of Honduras

The Garifuna have historically been forgotten in Honduras and currently face one of the highest HIV rates in the Western Hemisphere. Traditional music and dance help raise awareness.

Changing Waters: Cholera Permeates Life in Haiti

Before the international response to the earthquake of 2010 one challenge Haiti didn't face was cholera. Now it does, with 7,000 already dead and a continuing challenge for the entire country.

Haiti: Sitting on a Gold Mine

Haiti’s north is rich with mineral deposits that could infuse millions into the nation’s ailing economy—but only if the government can regulate foreign mining giants and share the wealth.

A Year of Field Notes

Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.

Guyana: The Terror and the Time

Gaiutra Bahadur reflects on the making of "The Terror and the Time," a film that chronicles the events of 1953 in British Guiana with the election resulting in the suspension of the constitution.

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: An Island of Hope and Despair

Students discuss the statement “Haiti is an island of hope and despair.” The students also discuss how the United States and/or its citizens have contributed to hope and despair in Haiti.

HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

In this lesson, students will participate in a Socratic Seminar using the Palm Beach Post article to dialogue about the impact of AIDS in the Dominican Republic.

AIDS in Paradise: A Crisis In The Caribbean

Students explore HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, using the Pulitzer Center’s interactive website Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean. Students will create a final product based on information they find.

Solutions Journalism in Haiti

Students review video, photos, and writing to analyze how the authors investigate and justify solutions to economic challenges in Haiti using interviews and research.

The Power of Poetry

In this lesson, students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how poetry can be used as a means of communication.

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

Cuban Youth

Students investigate and discuss the impacts of recently restored relations between the United States and Cuba by analyzing reporting from journalist Tracey Eaton’s project “Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?”

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.