Families and communities in the Dominican Republic use solar ovens to better their quality of life. The ovens are cost-effective and families save money for more food.
Magaly Lantigua wants to be a nurse. She thinks a solar oven will help her get there. Lantigua thinks a solar oven will help her save money to attend a university while still caring for her family.
Cuban-Americans' relatives back home are acquiring expensive tastes.
Chicken farming brightens future for Haitians.
Haiti's chicken industry fell apart in the late 1990s after lowered import tariffs hurt locals' ability to compete. Efforts are underway to revive the lost market.
In Haiti, many of the children living in orphanages have living parents, a testament to the desperation parents feel when they struggle to provide food for their children.
Mission trips pour into Haiti each week. An organization that has been hosting groups for a decade envisions a better model based on job creation.
Rebuilding a chicken sector in rural Haiti has been accompanied by challenges including training, repayments and cheap imports, but now hundreds are able to access a new source of sustainable income.
The Marriott Port-au-Prince hotel is in its second year of operation and employs 165 people, nearly all of whom are Haitian. Still, demand is less than anticipated.
Trapping mosquitoes to check for Zika and other diseases in Haiti
Is there a meaningful way to contribute to Haiti, a country in which the majority of the population lives in poverty?
Cuban politics, law and culture are changing for the LGBT community. TransCuba, an activist network for trans-people, is bringing attention to tolerance and broadening the conversation.
Pulitzer Center journalist Paul Franz talks about post--disaster education in Haiti as part of the Clinton Global Initiative's 'Building Resilient Societies' panel.
The Poetry Foundation featured writer and poet Kwame Dawes' interview on PBS NewsHour.
Dawes has traveled to Haiti several times over the past year to report on people's experiences after the earthquake through poetry and prose.
The upcoming Presidential election in Haiti will determine the future course of reconstruction, raising concerns over the effects of the recent cholera outbreak, Hurricane Tomas and continuing internal displacement on the electoral process.
When high school seniors from the School Without Walls in Washington, DC were asked what they've heard lately about Haiti by visiting Pulitzer Center journalists, they responded, "not much." Almost 10 months after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has faded. The country's struggles have not.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
Lygia Navarro's reporting project Cuba:Tropical Depression selected as a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards
The Livingston Awards for excellence by professionals under the age of 35 are the largest all-media, general reporting prizes in American journalism. They are also unusual in judging print, broadcast and online entries against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs traditional distinctions between rival branches of the profession.
Writing is part of the digital story: examples of powerful multimedia presentations that incorporate (not just link to) good nonfiction writing.
Ghanaian-Jamaican writer and poet Kwame Dawes is the author of over a dozen collections of verse, including the critically-acclaimed "Wisteria: Poems From the Swamp Country." He has worked on the Emmy Award-winning Pulitzer Center reporting project Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica and is currently working on Resilience in a Ravaged Nation: Haiti, After the Earthquake.
In this interview, Dawes discusses his work in Jamaica and Haiti and his use of poetry in journalism projects.
Senators introduce Child Protection Compact Act, a bill providing the State Department with additional tools to combat child trafficking, exploitation and enslavement.
Produced by Stephanie Guyer-Stevens and Jack Chance of Outer Voices, and Nathalie Applewhite of the Pulitzer Center, the radio documentary, "LiveHopeLove: HIV/AIDS in Jamaica" is part of Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, the Pulitzer Center's award-winning multimedia reporting project that chronicles poet and writer Kwame Dawes' travels to Jamaica, where he explores the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS and examines the ways in which the disease shapes their lives.
By Baptist Press Staff
A Baptist Press article describing prison conditions in Haiti highlights Pulitzer Center reporting on Haiti's National Penitentiary by Antigone Barton and Steve Sapienza:
The men, by contrast, are imprisoned in Haiti's notorious National Penitentiary, a facility located just a few blocks from the country's National Palace in central Port-au-Prince that was known for squalid conditions before it was largely destroyed by the Jan. 12 quake.
Mark Stanley, Pulitzer Center
On Monday evening, Pulitzer Center-sponsored journalists showed their short documentaries at the Human Rights Film Festival at Georgetown Law Center. Afterward, the journalists discussed their work and took questions from the audience.
Carmen Russell, who worked on a report about Haiti's slave children, also known as Restaveks, said the following in reference to his film: