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Jeff Abbott

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Jeff Abbott is an independent journalist currently based out of Guatemala. “The Other Americans” is a column created by Abbott for The Progressive on human migration in North and Central America. His work has also appeared in NACLA Report on the AmericasIn These Times, and Upside Down World. Follow him on Twitter @palabrasdeabajo.

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Jeff Abbott

While Guatemala’s President tries to end investigations into government corruption, the country's citizens flee the effects of underfunded public services and privatization. more

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An intense political crisis has led to dramatic intimidation tactics and condemnation from the international community. more

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The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice. more

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The U.S. government for decades intervened in Guatemala to throttle indigenous efforts toward land reform—including training the country’s military in making people “disappear.” People there continue to reckon with the loss. more

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“When the time came. . . there was nothing. There were no calls to warn us.” more

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Since 2010, at least ninety-seven people have been killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents, including twenty-year-old Claudia Goméz Gonzalez. more

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The former Guatemalan dictator leaves behind a legacy as “a genocidaire against indigenous people.” more

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Fear of violence driven by the U.S.-backed Hernández administration is driving many Honduran youths to seek safe haven in the United States. more

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The Honduran government has brought at least 179 criminal cases against activists for simply protesting what they believe to be electoral fraud. The people of Honduras desperately need support to defend their democracy. more

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Jeff Abbott

Trump’s lack of condemnation of the situation in Honduras may lie in the fact that the Hernández government has become an important ally in the United States's efforts to stop immigration. But ignoring the protests will likely only make things worse. more

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“The people remain mobilized. This is not going to end.” more

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Elite police forces refuse to crack down on popular uprisings after the country's questionable presidential election. more

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Hondurans are protesting the outcome of an intense presidential race that gave the election to the rightwing incumbent, contrary to initial results. The country is in a full-scale crisis—highways blocked, fires started, and one death. more

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JEFF ABBOTT

As a result of Trump's the politics, there are fewer migrants heading north through Mexico, but greater violence against them. more

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The threat of violent repression lingers as Oaxaca City fights for their students' education. more

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