Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is an independent journalist currently based out of Guatemala. His work has appeared at The Progressive Magazine, In These Times, and North American Congress on Latin America. Follow him on Twitter @palabrasdeabajo

Guatemalan Huipils

Indigenous women in Guatemala are defending weavings from cultural appropriation

The vibrant colors of the Indigenous weavings from Guatemala that appear on the traditional blouses known as huipiles, skirts and other items hold a deep symbolic meaning for communities across the Central American country, but they are also deeply intertwined with the promotion of tourism in Guatemala.

November 7, 2022

Guatemalan Farmers Occupy Plantation Formerly Owned by Drug Traffickers

Since September 2016, 135 families associated with the Committee for Campesino Unity, also known by its Spanish acronym CUC, have maintained an occupation of a finca, or a large plantation, named Las Palmeras near the municipality of Cuyotenango.

June 5, 2018

Indigenous Communities Carry on Berta Cacéres’ Work by Defending Nature and Health Care in Honduras

On March 2, hundreds gathered in Honduras to commemorate the life and work of the renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres on the second anniversary of her assassination. Carrying torches, Cáceres’ supporters marched to the city center of La Esperanza to demand justice for her 2016 assassination.

March 30, 2018

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