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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

International Commission Opens Case On San Ysidro Border Death

International Commission Opens Case On San Ysidro Border Death

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is asking the U.S. government to respond to allegations that it violated the human rights of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas in 2010.

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

Tijuana Retail Reaping Profits That Once Flowed To San Diego

May 17
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's stance on immigration has awakened a sense of Mexican patriotism that is keeping cross-border shoppers in Tijuana.

Drivers Encounter Rising Traffic Jams Crossing Border Into Mexico

Drivers Encounter Rising Traffic Jams Crossing Border Into Mexico

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

Crossing the border into the U.S. at the San Ysidro Port of Entry can take several hours in a car. Now, border crossers say southbound wait times can be as bad as northbound waits — or worse.

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

Viacrucis Caravan Asylum Seekers Held After Entering US At San Ysidro

May 10
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a group of nearly 80 asylum seekers who want to raise awareness about challenges faced by people escaping violence in Latin America.

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncerta...

House To Vote On Health Care Bill Thursday, Local Opponents Uncertain If Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered

May 3
By Associated Press, Jean Guerrero

The House will vote Thursday on the GOP's long-sought legislation to repeal and replace portions of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders announced on Wednesday. Meanwhile, residents and health care organizations gathered in Solana Beach in opposition to the Republican health care plan.

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

What Happened To Hugo Castro, In His Own Words

May 1
By Jean Guerrero

The migrant rights activist who disappeared for five days in Mexico after pleading for help on Facebook Live told KPBS he recalls very little of what transpired while he was missing.

Border Angels Hosts Community Forum With Border Patrol

Border Angels Hosts Community Forum With Border Patrol

April 27
By Jean Guerrero

Chief Border Patrol agent for San Diego, Rick Barlow, listened to community concerns and answered questions.

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

Hugo Castro Returns To San Diego, Recovering From Injuries

April 23
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego activist and U.S. citizen is receiving medical treatment for severe injuries he suffered in Mexico under circumstances that remain mysterious.

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijua...

Top US Officials Jeff Sessions And John Kelly Visit San Diego-Tijuana Border

April 21
By City News Service, Jean Guerrero

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a visit to San Diego Friday, urged cities and other government jurisdictions with immigration sanctuary policies to reconsider and work with federal law enforcement to identify criminals who should be deported.

Hugo Castro's Family Fights For Transfer To US Hospital, Citing Dan...

Hugo Castro's Family Fights For Transfer To US Hospital, Citing Danger In Mexico

April 20
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego activist disappeared for nearly five days after pleading for help on Facebook Live, saying criminals were hunting him near Mexico City. People close to him now want to bring him to a U.S. hospital.

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