The biggest wave of Cuban migration since the 1990s has divided families, causing anguish and uncertainty. Cubans say they don't expect to see their relatives back home for at least a year.
The Dominican Republic has more road deaths per capita than any other nation in the Western hemisphere.
Inflatable Santas and other trappings of Christmas have sprung up all over Havana. Many Cubans making less than $20 a month say they can barely afford gifts, but have plenty of holiday spirit.
Pope Francis called for a “revolution of tenderness” while in Cuba in September. Dissidents say arrests of human rights activists have increased in the months since and violence is up.
Human rights activists want to meet with Pope Francis when he visits Cuba in September. Government supporters fear dissidents will try to disrupt the pope's visit.
Teenage pregnancy rates in the Dominican Republic are booming, and for many of the girls who live there it's about learning to become young mothers.
Photographer Yana Paskova, who grew up in communist Bulgaria, is attuned to the echoes and shadows of her own childhood in today's Cuba.
Yana Paskova witnessed communist Bulgaria's transition to capitalism after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now, she chronicles Cuba's recent slow evolution, noting parallels to her own youth.
Government supporters call her a "mercenary," but Arelys Blanco, 22, says she's only fighting for a free Cuba. "I'm a girl who has never agreed with the regime that's running this country."
A group portrait of the generation of Guyanese leaders whose task it was not to oust the colonizer, but to contend with what came after.
As the United States and Cuba mend their diplomatic ties, young Cubans harbor hope for improved economic prospects and a better business climate in Cuba.
To counteract the alarming number of pregnant teenagers, the Dominican Republic launched an initiative in January 2015 to implement sex education in public schools.
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:
Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will air the Pulitzer Center supported reporting project by journalists Dane Liu and Carmen Russell on child slavery in Haiti.