Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is a freelance journalist based in Guatemala. He covers social movements, human rights and politics in Latin America. 

El Salvador

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Slain Salvadoran priest, who was a hero among country's poor, declared a saint with six others by Pope Francis.

An ode to Oscar Romero: 'Honoured I once ate lunch with a saint'

Latin America

El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint

A champion for social justice at the beginning of country's civil war, Romero was killed during mass nearly 40 years ago

El Salvador's slain Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint

Genocide

Guatemala's military carried out genocide, court rules

Judges rule military committed genocide during civil war, acquits ex-military intelligence chief of rights violations.

Guatemala's military carried out genocide, court rules

Guatemala

Guatemala: Indigenous survivors await genocide trial verdict

Judges set to decide on whether to convict ex-military intelligence chief Jose Mauricio Rodriguez of genocide.

 Guatemala: Indigenous survivors await genocide trial verdict

Latin America

Guatemala: Thousands demand President Jimmy Morales resign

Guatemalan protesters march against Morales's decision to end the work of a UN-backed anti-corruption body.

Guatemala: Thousands demand President Jimmy Morales resign