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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 by Jean Guerrero

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Church Volunteers Denied Access To Immigrant Detainees In Fight Over Right To Speak Out

Nov. 7
By Jean Guerrero

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening a lawsuit if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the private prison company Corecivic don't revoke a new requirement that prohibits church volunteers from speaking to the press.

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Trapped In Tijuana: US Asks Asylum-Seekers To Wait Amid Record Homicides

Oct. 31
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump is urging a “migrant caravan” to apply for asylum in Mexico rather than in the U.S., as homicides there reach an all-time high. KPBS looks at the asylum-seekers already stuck in Tijuana, waiting for their turn to enter the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

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Tijuana-Based Activist Defending Caravan Jailed In Southern Mexico

Oct. 19
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana-based activist Irineo Mujica remains in jail after he was arrested in southern Mexico while marching in solidarity with a Honduran caravan that President Trump is condemning.

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Top Mexican Diplomat Defends US-Mexico Collaboration To Control Flows Of Asylum-Seekers

Oct. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S., Gerónimo Gutiérrez, responds to questions about the legality and morality of its collaboration with the U.S. to control flows of migrants and asylum-seekers from Central America.

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US And Mexico Move To Block Honduran Migrant Caravan, Triggering Human Rights Concerns

Oct. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Mexico has deployed federal police to keep a mass exodus of Hondurans from entering its southern border as President Trump demands Mexico stop the caravan. Human rights activists and attorneys say this is endangering lives.

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Honduran Migrant Caravan Heads To US Amid Trump Threats

Oct. 16
By Jean Guerrero

Hundreds of Hondurans are making their way to the U.S., fleeing violence and poverty. It's the second caravan to capture President Trump's attention.

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Mexico's Ambassador Talks About Pros And Cons Of New Trade Deal

Oct. 11
By Jean Guerrero

As San Diego and Tijuana business leaders lobby for Congressional approval of the new NAFTA, Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S., Gerónimo Gutiérrez, discussed the deal with KPBS.

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US Authorities Investigate Cross-Border Tunnel Near Jacumba

Oct. 9
By Jean Guerrero

The tunnel was more than 30 feet underground and was powered by solar panels.

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More Than 200 Immigrant Children Remain Separated From Their Parents

Oct. 9
By Jean Guerrero

More than 200 children are still separated from their parents after the U.S. separated nearly 3,000 of them at the border.

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San Diego, Baja Leaders Wrap Washington Trip With Optimism For Cross-Border Business

Oct. 3
By Jean Guerrero

A binational delegation led by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce concluded a mission to Washington, D.C. with optimism for trade and tourism.

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