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Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is an independent journalist currently based out of Guatemala. "The Other Americans" is a column created by Abbott for The Progressive on human migration in North and Central America.

Articles by this author

 

Central American Anti-Corruption Activists Are Facing Criminal Prosecution

Guatemala cracks down on protesters in the streets and in the halls of congress—where lawmakers are pushing a bill that would justify the use of deadly force.

Jeff Abbott ·


Historic Election In Honduras Defies Authoritarianism

With leftist candidate Xiomara Castro in the lead, Hondurans expect relief after twelve years under the National Party.

Jeff Abbott ·


The Expulsion of Migrants in Texas Highlights Decades of Failed US Foreign Policy Toward Haiti

The crisis in Haiti—following problematic elections, natural disasters, and a presidential assassination in July—is really, at its roots, a failure of U.S. foreign policy.

Jeff Abbott ·


US Policy Is Deeply Implicated in Haiti's Crisis

Following the killing of President Jovenel Moïse, Haitians are hesitant to seek aid from the United States, due to the West's long history of intervention in the island nation.

Jeff Abbott ·


The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala

A proposed amendment to immigration policy endangers asylum seekers, advocates warn.

Jeff Abbott ·


The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia

Repression against indigenous Bolivians has spurred protests across the Americas.

Jeff Abbott ·


International Community Remains Split Over Contested Honduran Election As Protests Continue

The rhetoric of the state and the growing intensity of the protests has led many to fear that Honduras is heading toward a civil war.

Jeff Abbott ·


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