Like many charities, the federations invest offshore.
Access to Panama becomes tougher for all Cubans as the country is increasingly used as a channel through Latin America for immigrants.
In the new era of Cuban migration, Ivo Torres' future depends on being able to answer a key question: in the XXI century, are Cubans political or economic migrants?
Emily Codik was surprised by the island's transformation from a safe haven for Holocaust refugees to a sex-tourism hotspot.
Between 2014 and 2016, more than 100,000 Cubans entered the United States on foot. This is the story of three Cubans who made a clandestine voyage from Quito, Ecuador, to El Paso, Texas.
A personal account of how a journalist's family escaped the Holocaust and found safety in the Dominican Republic, where they joined a settlement of Jewish refugees.
Cuban migrants' reluctance to speak with reporters demonstrates the gravity of their situation as they make their way to the U.S.
Rebecca Hersher explores the cost of not having a public sanitation system on the community of Cite Soleil in Haiti.
Haiti's capital city doesn't have a sewer system. Instead, so-called nightsoil, or human excrement, is largely removed by hand by workers who toil at night under cover of darkness.
Rebecca Hersher explores Haiti's trash and sewage problem by visiting what might be the most beautiful dump in the world.
What went wrong with Haiti's sanitation plan? The story involves the queen of Spain, the "sanitation champion" and the man with the worst job in the world.
Rebecca Hersher travels to Haiti's only public sewage treatment facility.
Some of the most marginalized people in the Caribbean are Haitian immigrants, and their descendents, living in the Dominican Republic.
Haitians and international observers alike are once again speaking of a "moment of hope" for Haiti.
Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison.
Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba. With the wait for social and economic transformation dragging on, many Cubans find escape from the difficulty of day-to-day life in black-market sleeping pills. Although Cuba's medical system is lauded internationally, the government...
In early 2008, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles started attacking villages in Guyana. Twenty three people died in a series of ambushes, including three police officers whose station was overrun and weapons stolen. The attacks are attributed to Rondell Rawlins, an escaped convict who had threatened violence if police didn't release...
Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. The journey brings him in touch with people who tell their stories, share their lives and teach him about resilience,...
With HIV rates second only to those of sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands that conjure visions of sun and sand now highlight the interplay between poverty and the epidemic in this hemisphere.
Child slaves make up about 10 percent of the youth population in Haiti. Driven out of economic depravity, many parents are sending their children to live with others and serve as indentured servants in order to secure their survival. In a short documentary, Dane Liu and Carmen Russell explore the...
What do you know about Jamaica beyond its reputation as a famed island paradise? Filmmaker Micah Fink, along with Maurice Tomlinson and Tom Decker, visited St. Louis classrooms to discuss.
Award-winning global health reporter had some wise words for DC students when she visited their classrooms last week.
Joanne Silberner wins another award, the 2013 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, for her reporting and radio series on cancer in the developing world.
Joanne Silberner wins the 2013 Communication Award from The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.
DC premiere of "The Abominable Crime" coincides with Pulitzer Center's first week-long film festival, showcasing feature-length films and shorts. Join us for one or several screenings.
Kirkus Reviews awards a star to our enhanced e-book for iPad, "Voices of Haiti." Get your copy today.
Micah Fink's documentary on stigma and homophobia in Jamaica called "disturbing and urgent," "an outstanding film."
While the U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled in support of gay marriage, Jamaica’s Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of a gay man evicted from his home on the basis of his sexual orientation.
For one week only, our award-winning e-books "Voices of Haiti" and "In Search of Home" are free on the iBookstore. Get your copy today.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the Ethiopian and American parents misled by adoption agencies and the Iowa medics providing healthcare in rural Haiti.
Adding to its growing list of accolades, the Pulitzer Center's iBook Voices of Haiti garnered Honoree status in the 2013 Webby Awards.
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.