In Vaupés, in the Colombian Amazon, indigenous people are clinging to their beliefs to protect themselves from mining. A mining licence for coltan has three communities on the edge: leaders are threatened and their right to prior consultation has not been respected.
Deep in the jungles of Vaupés, in the Colombian Amazon, a group of Indigenous people holds to their prayers and beliefs to protect themselves from mining.
In Ecuador, an Achuar leader shows how local communities are confronting extractivism and infrastructure development that is infringing on the forest.
This young Indigenous woman from Ecuador helps the women in her Achuar community give birth. Considered a sacred act, women traditionally gave birth alone in the jungle. This is the seventh in the series, "Rainforest Defenders," which shows leaders fighting to protect the forest.
Although Guaido won support from nearly 60 countries around the world, including the U.S., Maduro remains in power.
Brazil’s evangelicals face the temptations of the drug trade.
This is the sixth story in a series about Indigenous youth in the Amazon fighting to protect their communities.
Leprosy experts from across northern Brazil participated in the first brainstorming session, hosted by the The Laboratory of Dermatology Immunology, to find new solutions to the infectious disease.
Political turmoil deepened today in Venezuela, as supporters of President Nicolas Maduro tried to open a new session in the National Assembly without opposition members or their leader, Juan Guaido.
As Venezuela's steep slide into economic disaster accelerates, major political upheaval continues to roil the nation.
"Mulheres do Xingu" is a short-form documentary that shows the first major gathering of a women's movement, held in May 2019 in the village of Ilha Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The objective was to discuss ways for women to find a place in spaces of power along with men.
Feeling threatened by the Bolsonaro government's policies, Xingu women decided to stop denying themselves the right to occupy spaces of power along with men.
One year after the power struggle over Venezuela’s presidency, the country remains at a stalemate and its refugee crisis is second only to Syria. PBS NewsHour reports from inside Venezuela.
Legend tells of an Andean society that lived before Christ and died by the heat of three suns. Andeans say this old ending has returned as global warming. Communities are building lakes to prepare.
With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
The Chocoan Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests left on earth. A handful of groups and organizations in Ecuador have channeled the practice of participatory conservation in order to combat the ongoing destruction.
Catholic missionaries first arrived in the Amazon five centuries ago. Who are they and what are they doing now?
Three Rainforest Defender Series stories of resistance and innovation in the Achuar Territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.
By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.
It would only take a large piece of glacial ice for Lake Palcacocha to flood Huaraz, the city below it. But Lake Palcacocha is merely a symptom of how our climate crisis is destroying our relationship with the very thing that sustains us: water.
How do the end of programs such as Bolsa Verde, along with the austerity of the Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro governments, affect riverside communities and accelerate deforestation in the Amazon?
Where South America squeezes into Central America lies the nexus of one of the most circuitous migration routes to reach the U.S., drawing extra-continental migrants from around the world.
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.
Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.
Grantee Danny Gold reports on the young men abandoning gang life in El Salvador to join the evangelical church.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
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.
We have to decolonize ourselves: Eliane Brum, a Brazilian member of the Amazon Advisory Committee, addressing the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).
Pulitzer Center founder and Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on the Rainforest Journalism Fund's first convening, which brought together 80 journalists who have reported from across the Amazon basin.
Pulitzer Center grantees Skyped in to talk about peacebuilding in Colombia and populism in Iran during summer programming.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of June 25, 2019.
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
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.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from journalists working in the Amazon region interested in taking a Hostile Environment/First Aid Training (HEFAT) course. The deadline for applications is May 20, 2019.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Latin American media outlets published a joint editorial on the state of the planet: “We Aren’t Doing Enough.”
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
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.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
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.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
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.