Jeff Abbott is a freelance journalist based out of Guatemala, where he has reported for Al Jazeera and The Progressive Magazine, among many others. Follow him on Twitter at @palabrasdeabajo.

  • Magazine

    Reviving Indigenous authorities in Guatemala

    In Guatemala, traditional Indigenous governments are battling municipalities and transnational corporations for control of their land

  • A man sits outside one of the many bars that have opened in San Marcos that cater to miners working in the Marlin Mine

    Something in the water

    As Canadian mining giant Goldcorp closes its Marlin mine, it’s walking away from fears of chemical contamination and deep social rifts in the once tight-knit Indigenous communities of rural Guatemala.

  • Magazine

    The Honduran Election Crisis

    Canadian capital stands to benefit from the fraudulent election of a far right-wing government that has brought down the full force of the military on Hondurans – particularly on activists like Berta Cáceres.