1. Lesson Unplanned: Teenage Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

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    from Jennifer Gonzalez Added 63 0 0

    As teenage pregnancy rates are decreasing in the United States, rates in the Dominican Republic are soaring. In this Caribbean country where abortion is illegal under any circumstance, more than one in 10 teenage girls became pregnant in 2013—double the world average and triple the United States average. Along with poverty and the Dominican Republic's legal sex trade, these figures are mostly attributed to the lack of sexual education at home and in schools. Teenagers are simply advised, mostly by parents, to not have sex, but are rarely taught about it. Though trends in the country’s developing cities differ from the mountainous rural regions, one remains constant: Teenage pregnancy is everywhere. To counteract these alarming figures, the country’s government is launching a national plan to decrease and prevent more adolescent pregnancies. The initiative, set to launch in January 2015, will require all public schools to teach sexual education. *Filmed on Nikon D800, D610 - Edited in Final Cut X Visit the Pulitzer Center's website for the reporting project: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/caribbean-dominican-republic-teenage-pregnancy?utm_source=Newsletter%20Subscribers&utm_campaign=4467f0091c-Pulitzer_Center_News_07_15_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ec1cc24ba-4467f0091c-406143117

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    • Water Tanks

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      from Janice Cantieri Added 25 0 0

      As salt water infiltrates drinking water wells, launch of community-based rainwater harvesting brings clean water and slows spread of disease in Kiribati village

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      • WikiLeaks, Chinese Soft Power & a Small Amazonian Country. (Part III short version)/ A Gulf in Perception. A

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        from James Whitlow Delano Added 72 0 0

        Suriname, and its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China. Wikileaks opens a curtain, briefly, into unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to an expanding Chinese superpower projecting influence in the Americas in a manner unprecedented since the Soviet/Cold War era. Chinese immigration in this country of ½ million people has raised great concern among ordinary Surinamese and anti-Chinese racism is increasing. Documenting the robust immigrant Chinese community and the presence of Chinese companies active in infrastructure and resource exploitation projects may shed light on a quiet struggle for soft power and resource exploitation in the Americas. There is a human element as well. Obtaining opinions through interviews from both the Surinamese public and Chinese immigrant/migrant point of view can begin to gauge the gap in perception. Extra Voiceover: Noriko Hayashi

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        • WikiLeaks, Chinese Soft Power & a Small Amazonian Country. (Part I short version)/ Strategic Foreign Aid & Investment. A

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          from James Whitlow Delano Added 151 0 0

          Suriname, and its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China. Wikileaks opens a curtain, briefly, into unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to an expanding Chinese superpower projecting influence in the Americas in a manner unprecedented since the Soviet/Cold War era. Chinese immigration in this country of ½ million people has raised great concern among ordinary Surinamese and anti-Chinese racism is increasing. Documenting the robust immigrant Chinese community and the presence of Chinese companies active in infrastructure and resource exploitation projects may shed light on a quiet struggle for soft power and resource exploitation in the Americas. There is a human element as well. Obtaining opinions through interviews from both the Surinamese public and Chinese immigrant/migrant point of view can begin to gauge the gap in perception.

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          • WikiLeaks, Chinese Soft Power & a Small Amazonian Country. (Part II short version)/ Chinese Citizen Entrepreneurship. A

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            from James Whitlow Delano Added 80 0 0

            Suriname, and its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China. Wikileaks opens a curtain, briefly, into unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to an expanding Chinese superpower projecting influence in the Americas in a manner unprecedented since the Soviet/Cold War era. Chinese immigration in this country of ½ million people has raised great concern among ordinary Surinamese and anti-Chinese racism is increasing. Documenting the robust immigrant Chinese community and the presence of Chinese companies active in infrastructure and resource exploitation projects may shed light on a quiet struggle for soft power and resource exploitation in the Americas. There is a human element as well. Obtaining opinions through interviews from both the Surinamese public and Chinese immigrant/migrant point of view can begin to gauge the gap in perception.

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            • Las Damas and their fight for the streets of Cuba

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              from Tracey Eaton Added 857 0 0

              A documentary by Tracey Eaton, a freelance journalist in Florida. This video is about Las Damas de Blanco, or Ladies in White, a pro-democracy group in Cuba. I am grateful to the Pulitzer Center, which helped pay the costs of reporting in Cuba. The narration in the video is in English and the interviews are in Spanish. My apologies to those who don't speak Spanish. I had intended to add English subtitles and do additional editing on the video. But then Cuban authorities in September 2012 launched one of their biggest crackdowns ever against the group, arresting dozens of members. Suddenly, Las Damas were in the news. I decided to release the video, despite its unfinished state, because it was timely. As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says, "Better done than perfect." The video contains interviews with members of Las Damas, including the group's late leader, Laura Pollán, along with Castro loyalists who oppose the group. Cuban officials contend that the U.S. government finances Las Damas illegally and that it is part of long-running American efforts to undermine the socialist government.

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              • WikiLeaks, Chinese Soft Power & a Small Amazonian Country. (Long Final II)

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                from James Whitlow Delano Added 240 5 0

                Suriname, and its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China. Wikileaks opens a curtain, briefly, into unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to an expanding Chinese superpower projecting influence in the Americas in a manner unprecedented since the Soviet/Cold War era. Chinese immigration in this country of ½ million people has raised great concern among ordinary Surinamese and anti-Chinese racism is increasing. Documenting the robust immigrant Chinese community and the presence of Chinese companies active in infrastructure and resource exploitation projects may shed light on a quiet struggle for soft power and resource exploitation in the Americas. There is a human element as well. Obtaining opinions through interviews from both the Surinamese public and Chinese immigrant/migrant point of view can begin to gauge the gap in perception. Funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Extra Voiceover: Noriko Hayashi

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                • WikiLeaks, Chinese Soft Power & a Small Amazonian Country.

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                  from James Whitlow Delano Added 236 5 0

                  Suriname, and its pristine environment, has become a pawn in a new Great Game as the balance of power in the Americas shifts from the United States toward China. Wikileaks opens a curtain, briefly, into unseen U.S. diplomatic reactions to an expanding Chinese superpower projecting influence in the Americas in a manner unprecedented since the Soviet/Cold War era. Chinese immigration in this country of ½ million people has raised great concern among ordinary Surinamese and anti-Chinese racism is increasing. Documenting the robust immigrant Chinese community and the presence of Chinese companies active in infrastructure and resource exploitation projects may shed light on a quiet struggle for soft power and resource exploitation in the Americas. There is a human element as well. Obtaining opinions through interviews from both the Surinamese public and Chinese immigrant/migrant point of view can begin to gauge the gap in perception. Funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Extra Voiceover: Noriko Hayashi

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