Dylan was the first child treated for COVID-19 at Hospital de Niños J.M. de los Ríos, the leading pediatric center in Venezuela. After the infection, the one-year-old boy developed kidney failure and an atypical form of Kawasaki syndrome. Doctors said he could die.
In Venezuela, questions of a deadlier coronavirus mutation arose after the government attributed the outbreak in the city of Maracaibo to a “much more aggressive virus.”
COVID-19 is highlighting the difficulties that Indigenous and Afro-Colombians—many of whom live in scattered rural areas—have in accessing specialized medical services. The distances they must travel to reach a hospital reveal the ethnic face of the pandemic.
Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.
All around the world, the coronavirus and its restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.
Sixteen reporters, four healthcare workers, and a human rights defender have been arbitrarily detained while covering COVID-19. U.N. experts said that these arrests deteriorate freedom of expression in the country.
There was a COVID-19 outbreak at a popular market in Maracaibo, Venezuela’s second most populous city. Everything there has changed. This is the story.
Two studies indicated that ivermectin reduced mortality rate by 80% in covid-19 patients, but Venezuelan doctor Carlos Chaccour was skeptical. He looked at the underlying database built by American company Surgisphere and found errors. This is the story of what happened next.
After two-and-a-half months of quarantine, Venezuelan authorities approved a plan to ease restrictions and resume activities in eight economic sectors, starting June 1st. However, Venezuela does not meet the public health criteria set by the World Health Organization to ease lockdown restrictions safely.
Filmmaker Tom Laffay, whose short film “Siona: Amazon’s Defender’s Under Threat” recently premiered on The New Yorker, gives a behind-the-scenes look at his long-term film project with the Siona people of Putumayo.
A project called the "grain train," with its planned trajectory through the Brazilian Amazon, divides Indigenous groups and those who support rural development.
An ambitious infrastructure project in the Brazil is increasingly opposed the closer it gets to the heart of the Amazon—an area that has been defended by Indigenous communities for years.
Immigrant women from the Bajo Flores slum are at the lead of the resistance and fight against COVID-19 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.
This multi-media project focuses on the evolution of mining in Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Amazon, using geolocation to identify mining sites and environmental impact.
Venezuelans are facing a complex humanitarian crisis. According to the United Nations, the Latin American country is among those at highest risk to be overwhelmed by COVID-19.
Multimedia reportage focused on the most vulnerable communities in the city of Lima, facing the COVID-19 with limited or no access to water.
Mercury, the toxic quicksilver that pumps through the veins of gold miners is a necessary evil to extract gold in the Amazon. In this series, we take you on a trip through the underworld of the trade.
Using public data and shoe-leather reporting, the Centinela team will probe Latin America’s preparedness to the coronavirus crisis.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
What happens when the world’s most populous country has an appetite for beef and soy produced in Brazil? How China helps fuel the deforestation of the Amazon.
Jesse Hyde traveled to the Brazilian Amazon in June 2019 to report on the impact of cattle ranching on the rainforest and a series of violent conflicts over the forest's future.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis.
Journalist Nadja Drost discusses her reporting with filmmaker Bruno Federico on Venezuela's battle for power between President Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó.
Journalist Nadja Drost reported with documentry filmmaker Bruno Federico on efforts to build and keep peace in Colombia after the peacekeeping deal with FARC.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Laura Dixon, Mariana Palau, and Verónica Zaragovia report on the aftermath of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Susan Meiselas documents the Garifuna people’s fight for their land rights in Honduras in the midst of development and conflict with private investors and the government.
Prodavinci has used scientific analysis, narrative journalism and now, hand-drawn posters to report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton Delgado is interviewed by Today at Elon about his Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, documenting the resurgence of leprosy in Brazil.
Pablo Albarenga was named the Photographer of the Year and winner of the Latin America Professional Award in the Sony World Photography Awards 2020.
At a virtual Earth Day event for students, grantee Eliza Barclay speaks on a panel with youth activists, experts, and students about solutions-oriented climate change reporting.
In this webinar, grantee Pablo Albarenga shares stories of Indigenous youth working to protect their homelands in the Amazon rainforest as part of our series on stories of resilience.
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
Audience members gathered to hear Palau discuss her reporting on Colombia's peace deal and its aftermath.
Penn Today highlights Reporting Fellow Patrick Ammerman's work investigating the refugee crisis at the Venezuela-Colombia border and the associated public health crisis and economic inequities.
Pulitzer Center grantee wins the Lucas Dolega Prize for her work documenting the lives of women detained in Venezuela.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
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.
Bernas' lifelong connection to music and the arts drew him to the story of the favela ballerinas.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students explore reporting on Indigenous youth activism in the Amazon, analyze the causes of plastic pollution, and consider how they can make a difference in reducing waste in their own communities.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
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.
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.