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

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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