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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

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Radical American Activists Flock To Migrant Caravan In Tijuana

Jan. 16
By Jean Guerrero

As President Donald Trump continues his fight for a border wall, Americans are flocking to the Central American migrant caravan in Tijuana from across the U.S., for a very different reason — including left-wing activists who are encouraging migrants to jump the fence en masse.

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Mexican Official Says Main Migrant Shelter In Tijuana Will Close

Jan. 8
By Jean Guerrero

Mexican officials plan to close the main Tijuana shelter for the Central American migrant caravan in the coming weeks, saying it was never meant to be permanent.

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Witnesses Dispute US Authorities' Account Of New Year's Border Tear Gas Incident

Jan. 2
By Jean Guerrero

President Trump says 150 migrants "charged" the border, and the Department of Homeland Security calls them a "violent mob." Witnesses say the migrants were peaceful until the tear gas was launched.

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Honduran Family Pictured Fleeing Tear Gas At US-Mexico Border Released On Parole

Dec. 21, 2018
By Jean Guerrero

Maria Meza and her five children were released on parole Friday evening by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.

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Mexican-American Woman Pushes Trump Agenda In Tijuana

Dec. 21, 2018
By Jean Guerrero

Tijuana residents remain divided about the migrant caravan, hundreds of whom must now stay in Mexico while their asylum proceedings unfold in the U.S.

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Caravan Migrants Settle Into New Shelter In Tijuana

Dec. 4, 2018
By Jean Guerrero

About 2,400 migrants are staying at an abandoned concert hall run by the Mexican federal government as they await their turn to ask for asylum in the U.S.

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False Rumors In Tijuana Motivate Some Migrants To Turn Back

Nov. 28, 2018
By Jean Guerrero

Dozens of people from the Central American migrant exodus are heading back home, fueled in part by misinformation.

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Mothers In Migrant Caravan Fear Unruly Men Will Ruin Chance At Asylum

Nov. 23, 2018
By Jean Guerrero

As Tijuana struggles to cope with thousands of Central American arrivals, mothers in the exodus fear some unruly men in their midst could ruin their opportunities to enter the U.S.

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

Nov. 7, 2018
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, 2018
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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