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Jean Guerrero

Contributor through May 2019

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Jean Guerrero is an award-winning reporter with more than eight years of experience covering Latin America. Jean is currently on leave from KPBS to write a book.

Her KPBS reporting on family separations at the border, Trump's wall, deportations, migrant caravan, and more has been repeatedly recognized by the San Diego Press Club, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Pacific Southwest Chapter, and the Society for Professional Journalists, including "Best Body Of Work" in 2018. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires in Mexico City as a foreign correspondent.

She won the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize in 2016. Her book "Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir" was published in 2018 by One World (Random House).

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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University Of San Diego: Mexico's Violence Isn't Just About Drugs

May 3
By Jean Guerrero

A new University of San Diego report shows that Mexico’s bloodshed is fed by many different criminal enterprises.

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Mexico's American Gun Problem

April 30
By Jean Guerrero

As President Trump wants to fight drugs and migrants pouring into the U.S., Mexico is reeling from bloodshed fueled by American guns, bullets and grenades pouring into Mexico.

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San Diego County Has Among The Highest Rates Of ICE Community Arrests

April 17
By Jean Guerrero

Records obtained by Syracuse University show that San Diego County has one of the highest rates of ICE community arrests; those that happen at homes, work or on travel.

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San Diego, Interrupted: Trump’s Threats To Close The Border Slow Cross-Border Trade

April 4
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump's threats to close the border are frightening people on both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border, resulting in less commerce between the two cities.

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Mexico's President Renews Call For Apology From Spain For Conquest Violence

March 27
By Jean Guerrero

Mexico’s President was in Tijuana on Wednesday repeating his call for Spain to apologize for crimes against indigenous people during their conquest of what's now Mexico.

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Fentanyl Is Flowing Through Mexico To The US, Often As Fake Oxycontin

March 26
By Jean Guerrero

Experts say the nation’s deadliest drug — fentanyl — is increasingly coming in from Mexico, through ports of entry like San Ysidro.

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San Diego Regional Chamber Of Commerce Heads To Mexico City

March 18
By Jean Guerrero

The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is heading to Mexico City at the end of the month. Nearly 100 U.S. and Mexican business and community leaders will be in the delegation.

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Congolese Family Pleads For Help With Dad's Asylum Case

Feb. 28
By Jean Guerrero

As soon as Friday, a father of seven from the Democratic Republic of Congo may be returned to a country where he fears he’ll be killed.

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Trump's Border Wall Prototypes Crumble Under Demolition Crews

Feb. 27
By Jean Guerrero

The prototypes for President Trump’s border wall were being demolished in Otay Mesa on Wednesday.

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Politicians Tour San Ysidro Port Of Entry, Praise Operations

Feb. 22
By Jean Guerrero

U.S. House majority leader Steny Hoyer toured the San Ysidro Port Of Entry Friday to evaluate a recent pilot program to return some asylum seekers to Mexico.

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