About Jeff Abbott & Dispatches From Below

I am an independent journalist and photographer from Seattle, Washington currently living in Guatemala. I hold a bachelors degree in Sociology and International Developmental Studies from Seattle Pacific University.

I have lived in Central America off and on for over two years. I have worked for Non-Governmental Organizations, independently, and with other journalists from Guatemala, United States, Mexico, and Spain. I have reported from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, United States, and Haiti. My focuses are human and indigenous rights, social movements, labor, education, and issues related to land. My writing and photography have appeared digitally and in magazines at Truth Out, Waging Nonviolence, Upside Down World, VICE News, The North American Congress on Latin America, The Progressive Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine, New Politics Magazine, and In These Times.

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