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Jean Guerrero

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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

Trump's Border Wall Could Be Built By San Diego Companies

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San Diego may have a central role in the construction of the new U.S.-Mexico border wall as local companies rush to bid.

Mexican Citizenship Applications Rise In San Diego Amid Trump Fears

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Many immigrants who lack legal status in the U.S. are getting citizenship for their children so they can be prepared to move the family in case they're deported.

San Diego's ACLU Sues Government Agencies For Lengthy Immigrant Detentions

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The ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties says officials are violating due process by detaining immigrants for months before letting them see a judge.

San Diego Companies Wait To Bid On Trump's Border Wall

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The Department of Homeland Security is expected to request design and build proposals for the U.S.-Mexico border wall any minute now.

Trump's Revised Order Affects Six Muslim-Majority Countries, Suspends Refugee Program

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Without fanfare, President Donald Trump signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise.

Mexican Consulates Launch 'Defense Centers' For Immigrant Rights

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The Mexican consulate in San Diego said it was participating in a national initiative to increase awareness among immigrants of their rights.

Deported Mexicans Say Bridge Death Linked To Larger Suicide Problem

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Officials said a deported Mexican man, Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, likely threw himself from a bridge an hour after he was deported to Tijuana on Tuesday.

Trump Tensions Scare Off Binational Consumers

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Store owners in San Ysidro said fewer Mexicans are coming across the border to shop for clothes and other items. They said customers are frightened by President Trump's hard-line immigration stance.

Rumors Of Immigration Raids, Checkpoints In San Diego Are Largely Unfounded

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Many reports of ramped-up immigration raids and checkpoints in San Diego County are false, according to immigration lawyers, federal officials and community leaders.

Crime Rate In San Diego Drops To Lowest In Decades

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City leaders Tuesday hailed statistics for calendar year 2016 that showed San Diego crime rates dropped to their lowest levels in four decades.

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