Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott

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

Guatemala

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption forces 4,000 to evacuate

Sunday night conjured up memories of a June eruption, in which nearly 200 were killed and villages were swept away.

Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption forces 4,000 to evacuate

Latin America

New migrant caravans form as initial groups arrive at US border

Hundreds of Salvadorans, fleeing poverty and violence, begin journey to the US-Mexico border.

New migrant caravans form as initial groups arrive at US border

Honduras

Honduran killed in Mexican border crackdown on migrant caravan

Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas as more than 1,000 migrants and refugees attempted to cross border into Mexico.

Honduran killed in Mexican border crackdown on migrant caravan

Honduras

Hondurans continue to leave for US as Trump ramps up threats

Exodus of Hondurans seeking refuge in US continues, as small groups of migrants and refugees stream into Guatemala.

Hondurans continue to leave for US as Trump ramps up threats

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