Montage showing Jorge Ramos and Yariel Valdés in separate boxes along with a photo of Valdés before a gay pride rainbow flag and above a banner reading "Miami Beach."

Catching up with: Yariel Valdés González

Editor's note: Last year, Global Journalist talked to two journalists who had been detained for long periods of time despite entering the U.S. legally with asylum claims that were recognized as legitimate by...

Pay for play persists in music industry

"Promoters are giving incentives to the person at the radio station to play an album." The problem of payola, the practice of bribing of paying someone to use their influence to promote a particular product...

Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art

"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an...

China pushes ‘new Silk Road’ to Latin America

'China's very much in the region to stay' When Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what became known as the Belt and Road Initiative in 2013, the massive infrastructure project was quickly dubbed the "New...

Documenting Colombia’s child soldiers

"Sometimes it's with gifts, they lure children with gifts." Photojournalist Juan Arredondo was on assignment with the Red Cross in Colombia in 2014 covering the government's long-running conflict with rebels...

‘Red Sand’ project spotlights trafficking

"We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks." From forced marriage in Afghanistan to unpaid laborers in southeast Asia's...