Region

Central America

The Clusters of the Pandemic in Costa Rica

Social activities and a hospital were the biggest sources of COVID-19 in Costa Rica during the first few months of the pandemic, but such clusters were not the most common. How did the virus spread?

The Coronavirus Pipeline

U.S. deportations of migrants have exported COVID-19 to Guatemala and prompted fear, chaos, and a collapse of already fragile health services.

About Our Climate Migration Model

The climate migration model aims to understand how climate change might lead to population shifts in Central America and Mexico, including how people may move across borders between these countries and to the United States.

The Great Climate Migration

Today, 1 percent of the world is a barely livable hot zone. By 2070, that portion could go up to 19 percent. Billions of people call this land home.Where will they go?

Where the Bodies Aren't Buried

In the last twenty years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol, roughly 8,000 migrants have died in on the border while trying to get into this country. This is the story of one of them.

Refugees From the Earth

Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.

The Vulnerable: Unprotected in a Pandemic

The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Outsourcing Migrants

The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.

Honduras Corruption Investigation

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.

Guatemala Emigration Report

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.

Inside the Honduran Migrant Crisis

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.

Family Separation and El Salvador

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.

Guatemala: Repatriation of Migrants

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.

Salvadoran Women and Suicide

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.

Meet the Journalist: Jaime Joyce

What compels migrants to leave Central America? What challenges do they face at teh U.S. Mexico border? Meet Jaime Joyce, who traveled to Honduras and Tijuana to report on migration.

Meet The Journalist: Marcia Biggs

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.  

Meet the Journalist: Daniel Brook

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.

Meet the Journalist: Guido Bilbao

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.

Meet the Journalist: Fred Pearce

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.

Back to School: Catching up with the World

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.

'Losing Earth' Curricular Materials

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.