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Special Project: America's Wall: Decades-Long Struggle To Secure US-Mexico Border

Jean Guerrero

Fronteras Reporter

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Jean Guerrero is a multimedia reporter with experience covering Latin America. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent. She covered commodities in Mexico, Central America, and the Andean region for video, print, and online. She filmed the Wall Street Journal Mexico City Bureau’s first interview with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and trekked through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers, maize farmers, and more.

She won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016 and has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club and the Hearst Journalism Awards. Her work has also appeared in The Economist, The Seattle Times, Las Vegas Sun, San Diego CityBeat, Makeshift Magazine, Beacon and other publications.

Jean was born and raised in San Diego, holds a B.A. in journalism and a minor in neuroscience from the University of Southern California. She also has an MFA degree in creative nonfiction from Goucher College.

Recent Stories by Jean Guerrero

Indigenous Woman Gets San Diego Support For Mexico Presidential Run

Indigenous Woman Gets San Diego Support For Mexico Presidential Run

Nov. 16
By Jean Guerrero

Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, known as Marichuy, could be the first indigenous woman listed on Mexico's presidential ballot if she gets enough signatures.

America's Wall: Rescuer

America's Wall: Rescuer

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to Ely Ortiz, who searches for dead and dying migrants in the desert along the U.S.-Mexico border.

America's Wall

America's Wall

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero, Leo Castaneda / inewsource

This project is a KPBS and inewsource investigation about the existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border ahead of President Trump's promised wall. Using previously undisclosed government data, we reveal the impact of construction over time.

America's Wall: The Mother

America's Wall: The Mother

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

At the northwestern edge of Mexico in Playas de Tijuana, Bridget and Eduardo Bohorquez held hands on the beach, watching the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash against the steel columns of a very long fence.

America's Wall: The Agent

America's Wall: The Agent

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to a Border Patrol officer who explains why he supports President Trump’s plans to expand current infrastructure.

America's Wall: Muralist

America's Wall: Muralist

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to a Mexican artist who wants Tijuana to be known for its culture rather than its cartels.

America's Wall: The Vigilante

America's Wall: The Vigilante

Nov. 13
By Jean Guerrero

As part of the America's Wall project, KPBS and inewsource talk to self-described "vigilante" Bob Maupin, who patrols his property in East County San Diego, on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Oct. 26
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border have made their official debut.

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence C...

Records Show Correlation Between Illegal Tunnels And Border Fence Construction

Sept. 20
By Jean Guerrero

Government records obtained by KPBS show that the number of illegal cross-border tunnels found spiked between 2006 and 2012, during record border fence construction.

Pregnant Immigrant Reunited With Daughters After Otay Mesa Detention

Pregnant Immigrant Reunited With Daughters After Otay Mesa Detention

Sept. 13
By Jean Guerrero

Maria Solis Jasso has been reunited with her three daughters in North County after a month and a half in immigration detention.

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