Region

Caribbean

Mapping Vulnerability in Puerto Rico

Foreclosures have been a serious problem in Puerto Rico, escalating since Hurricane Maria caused vast damage and saddled people with extensive repair costs.

Barbuda's Communal Land Ownership

In September, Hurricane Irma leveled the island of Barbuda and all 1,800 residents were evacuated. Now, redevelopment and the end of collective land ownership threaten to keep them off their land.

Paradise Papers

ICIJ's global investigation that reveals the offshore activities of some of the world’s most powerful people and companies.

A New Era in Cuban Migration

The Obama administration’s decision to end the "wet foot, dry foot" policy has created a migration and humanitarian crisis in Central and South America and a new era in Cuban migration.

Haiti's Sewage Solution

A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled, despite millions of dollars in international funding.

Bringing Hope to Women with Cancer in Haiti

Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.

El Paquete: A Cuban Internet Revolution

About two decades too late, the Internet is cautiously breaking Cuba's spell of isolation. What impacts on culture and identity does the island's defiant re-connection to the outside world bring?

Guna Yala Sinking

The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?

Cuba After Fidel

While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.

Laboratory Earth

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

Solar Oven Use in the Dominican Republic

Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.

Cuba and America: Honeymoon or Stalemate?

The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.

Meet the Journalist: Tracey Eaton

Tracey Eaton discusses his project, "Cuban Youth: A New Dawn?" Eaton, the former Havana bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, interviewed 20-somethings about their hopes and dreams for the future.

This Week: Bringing Home Hope from Cuba

This week: lung cancer patients travel to Cuba for a promising vaccine, South Africa is challenges the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS, climate change in Greenland is causing drought for farmers.

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.

Exploring Other Countries

In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation. 

The Country a U.S. Corporation Left Behind

Students explore the impacts of the century-long relationship between Alcoa, an American corporation, and Suriname. They then debate the terms of Alcoa's exit from the country.

Migration and Refugees Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.

Heroes of HIV in the Caribbean

The following lesson plans were designed by Liz Morrison, coordinator of Social Studies for the Parkway School District in St. Louis, as part of the Pulitzer Center's Global Gateway initiative.

HIV/AIDS In Palm Beach County, Florida

In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.  

HIV/AIDS in Haiti: The Prison

In this lesson, students will participate in a class discussion using the articles by Antigone Barton focusing on the work of Dr. John May.