Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is an independent journalist and photographer currently based out of Seattle, Washington. He has lived in Haiti and Guatemala, and has covered social movements in the United States, Mexico and Guatemala.

Articles by this author

People seeking asylum pictured in front of a migrant refugee center in Jalisco, Mexico in 2018. (Photo: Daniel Arauz) Views
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
The Other Americans: Asylum Seekers Routed to Guatemala
Guatemala has been terrific,” U.S. President Donald Trump declared during a press conference in the White house. To his right sat Jimmy Morales, Guatemala’s embattled president who ends his term on January 14, 2020. Trump had invited the Guatemalan president to the White House to thank him for...
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Guatemalan civilian and peasants organizations demonstrate in front of US Embassy in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales, in Guatemala City, on November 14, 2019. (Photo: ORLANDO ESTRADA/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Other Americans: Indigenous Guatemalans Mobilize to Denounce Coup in Bolivia
The situation in Bolivia continues to deteriorate following the rightwing coup d’état that removed President Evo Morales from power on November 10. The self-proclaimed Bolivian president, Jeanine Áñez, was quickly embraced by the Trump Administration, which praised the military for “abiding by its...
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A protester walks by a barricade of burning tires in the neighborhood of Villanueva in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on December 15, 2017. Views
Friday, December 29, 2017
International Community Remains Split Over Contested Honduran Election As Protests Continue
The current political and constitutional crisis in Honduras is poised to continue following a short lull in protests for the holiday season. Early in the evening on December 17, the Tribunal Supremo Electoral issued the results of the recount of more than 5,000 polling stations. They declared that...
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
Mining Interests In Guatemala Challenged By Indigenous Direct Democracy
Conflicts over mining are expanding across Guatemala. According to a recent report by Amnesty International, the Canadian government and Canada-based multinational mining companies have played a major role in the conflicts and abuses of human rights in indigenous communities. “Canada — like many...
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Flor Martínez, a teacher in Morelos, Mexico, displays a banner outside the Canadian consulate in Chicago with teachers from Canada, the United States and Mexico calling for the governments to fully fund public education. (WNV/Jeff Abbott) Views
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Across North America, Teachers Declare: ‘No No. 2 Pencils Required!’
As the 2014 academic year nears an end, teachers from an increasing number of public schools across the United States, Canada and Mexico are reflecting on teaching at least one unconventional lesson to their students and their neighborhoods this past year: How to resist standardized tests. On May...
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