Cemeteries in Central America come to life when families decorate the graves of their loved ones. Yet many migrants who die trying to enter the U.S. have not been laid to rest—their bodies have yet to be returned.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Kristian Hernández of the Center for Public Integrity about the deaths of unidentified migrants, and how their families back home struggle with grief and closure.
Blitzer traveled to the western highlands of Guatemala to report on migration fueled by climate change.
International systems to identify and repatriate migrants who disappear or die on their journey continue to fail.
The news has been filled with stories about migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Jaime Joyce wanted to understand why people were leaving, so she went to Honduras to find out.
People are leaving Central America in search of a better life. Jaime Joyce of TIME for Kids traveled to Honduras to learn why.
Meet the nuns who run a migrant shelter in El Paso, Texas.
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
Cubans make up the largest number of migrants in Mexico trying to obtain asylum in the United States. But policy changes in the Obama and Trump administrations have made it harder for Cubans fleeing the island.
A vast plot of corruption in Honduras involves embezzlement of public funds and is linked to dozens of nonprofit organizations and at least 176 politicians.
Univision News investigation shows systematic embezzlement of public funds by politicians using nonprofits to launder money, implicating top officials including members of the family of President Juan Orlando Hernández.
U.S. President Donald Trump is threatening to criminalize migrants trying to cross into the United States, yet they keep coming.
Upgrading the Panama Canal may have increased safety risks.
An in-depth investigation into the endemic corruption that plagues social welfare programs in Honduras, stifling the country's development and driving migration to the north.
Jonathan Blitzer, a staff writer for The New Yorker , and documentary photographer Mauricio Lima traveled to Guatemala in order to report on the "push" factors driving people to migrate.
As plans emerge for a another caravan of migrants to leave Honduras, PBS NewsHour goes to the origin to explore the crisis forcing so many to flee.
A feature for Politico Magazine about how US immigration policy plays out south of the border, specifically in El Salvador, and the impact of family separation on would-be migrants on the ground.
Hundreds of migrants from Central America die every year trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border illegally. This story traces the process of finding, identifying and returning their bodies home.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t make decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.
Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
In El Salvador, brutal gangs like MS-13 and 18th Street do not allow members to quit without penalty of death, perpetuating an endless cycle of violence. There's only one exception: joining an evangelical church.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
As demand for high-quality coffee increases, but crop prices decrease, desire for low-wage labor complicates the livelihoods of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé population migrating between Panama and Costa Rica.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t make decisions on their own—turning to suicide.
At the height of the U.S. immigration debate, Marcia Biggs goes to ground zero of the Central American refugee crisis and the origin of migrant caravans to find out why people are being forced to flee.
Journalist Perla Trevizo examines the conditions in Guatemala that lead families to migrate to the U.S.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell reports on "Solecito," a group of mothers in Mexico who are searching for their missing children—uncoverinng gravesites in barren fields.
What is the legacy of deportations in El Salvador? Jonathan Blitzer covers the issue in a series of stories for The New Yorker Magazine.
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
Panama is facing a serious environmental threat. Investigations have revealed a serious threat to Panama's natural resources that impacts the country's environment and people.
Texas Tribune reporters Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar discuss how they reported "The Taking," an investigation into how the federal government seized private land on the Texas-Mexico border to build a fence.
In this project, Matt Kennard and Claire Provost examine an industry that deals in services that have long been considered duties of national police and military forces.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Emily Gogolak, from the field in Tegucigalpa, discusses her reporting on violence against women in Honduras and the deportations of mothers and children from immigration detention centers in Texas.
Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.
On Day Two of Washington Weekend, Pulitzer Center reporting fellows presented global reporting projects on Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment, Global Health, and Climate Change and the Environment.
Awards recognize reporting on issues ranging from climate change and the narratives formed around the issue to the lingering effects of the 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India.
Educators met at the University of Chicago for a two-day professional development to discuss how to bring domestic and global reporting into their classrooms.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Student Fellows Ingrid Holmquist and Sana Malik are finalists for the 2019 BAFTA Student Awards for their film that tells the personal story of a migrant worker from Mexico with broader resonance.
Spearheaded by a coalition of Latin American journalists, the project helped shape the backdrop for a New Yorker piece on a court victory for an Ecuadorian indigenous group.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cited granntees Jonathan Blitzer and Mauricio Lima's project on the link between climate change and Guatemalan migration as evidence at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform's hearing on climate change and national security.
Gastropod podcast features grantee Michelle Nijhuis in an episode about the use of cookstoves throughout history.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
In this lesson, students evaluate audio and print reporting on the long-term causes and effects of family migration from rural Guatemala.
Students learn about the asylum-seeking process and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, while also exploring themes connected to migration and refugees more broadly.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
Engage with the challenges and solutions that communities around the world are grappling with when trying to access vital food sources.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
Through these articles, students will explore diverse cultures and connect to pressing issues facing Spanish-speaking communities.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.