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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

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.

Pregnant Mother Released From Immigration Detention In Otay Mesa

Pregnant Mother Released From Immigration Detention In Otay Mesa

Sept. 12
By Jean Guerrero

Maria Solis Jason, who is from Mexico and has three daughters in the U.S., was detained on Aug. 1 while walking to work as a deli cashier in North County.

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facil...

Pregnant Mother Fights For Release From Immigration Detention Facility In Otay Mesa

Aug. 25
By Jean Guerrero

The recent detention of a Mexican mother who is about two months pregnant may reflect a change in immigration enforcement priorities away from serious criminals toward anyone in the country illegally.

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Trial For First Known DACA Deportee Gets Green Light In San Diego

Aug. 22
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

A federal judge who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn on Tuesday urged a quick trial for a Mexican man who had been shielded from being deported from the U.S. and claims he was wrongly expelled.

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

Teenager's Death At San Ysidro Port Of Entry Inspires Calls For Action

Teenager's Death At San Ysidro Port Of Entry Inspires Calls For Action

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

Video showing the events leading up to the death of a Mexican teenager in the custody of Customs and Border Protection at the San Ysidro Port of Entry have inspired members of Congress to call for action.

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

New Pedestrian Border Lanes Into Tijuana Open At San Ysidro's PedWest

July 31
By Jean Guerrero

A new border crossing option is scheduled to open Monday at 6 p.m. just west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, for travelers walking into Mexico.

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Mo...

San Diego Mayor Calls For Building Bridges As Wall Spending Bill Moves Forward

July 27
By Jean Guerrero

As the House approved a spending bill that includes $1.6 billion for the border wall, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said the focus should be on increasing cross-border ties.

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And...

Tijuana Cracks Down On Yellow Taxis Amid Harassment Of Tourists And Residents

July 24
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana's Taxis Amarillos, or Yellow Taxis, have been banned from sidewalks where they have long gathered after a violent clash with Uber riders, including a Chula Vista resident.

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