Central America & the Caribbean

May 10, 2021

DEADLINE: Solutions Journalism Study Abroad Program

Solutions Journalism Without Borders' pilot program in Antigua, Guatemala will run from July 3-31, 2021. Learn how to catalyze high-impact solutions reporting in order to amplify marginalized voices and reframe coverage of complex issues in underserved communities around the world. ​Deadline is May 10.

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March 29, 2021

Reporting on Tropical Forest Carbon

Join the the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for a Noon - 1pm ET conversation with three journalists (including SEJ members Daniel Grossman and Dado Galdieri) who have reported on the promise and perils of tropical forest carbon projects.

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Trump’s Parting Gift to St. Croix: One of America’s Largest Refineries

"Environmentalists say Trump’s EPA bent rules to speed its restart. Now, they want President Biden to address what they call a textbook case of environmental injustice."

Source: Inside Climate News, 03/23/2021

"Caribbean Refinery To Test Biden's Promises On Poverty And Pollution"

"Earlier this month, Loren Hughes, a longtime resident of the U.S. Virgin Islands, noticed specks of an oily substance covering his home, as well as those owned by his neighbors."

Source: Reuters, 03/09/2021

'We Lost Everything:' Central Americans Flee North After 2 Hurricanes

"It took Luis Salgado years of manual labor to save enough money to open a small fresh produce store, so when torrential floods swept away $1,500 worth of apples, bananas and other fruits, he decided there was no longer a future for him in Honduras."

Source: Reuters, 12/04/2020

"Punishing Hurricanes To Spur More Central American Migration"

"At a shelter in this northern Honduran city, Lilian Gabriela Santos Sarmiento says back-to-back hurricanes that hit with devastating fury this month have overturned her life. Her home in what was once a pretty neighborhood in nearby La Lima was destroyed by flooding."

Source: AP, 11/25/2020

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