Danielle Mackey

Journalist

The cancellation of CAM, a refugee program for Central American children

The Intercept, Nov 10, 2017. With Cora Currier. THE STATE DEPARTMENT announced Wednesday evening the abrupt cancellation of a program that gave youth fleeing violence in Central America the chance to apply … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

In El Salvador, controversy over increase in minimum wage

Equal Times, June 2017. En español, français. The municipality of Santo Tomas, El Salvador, absorbs the impacts of the maquila industry like a human body. Its daily routine ebbs and flows with the … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Art as a passport in a city of borders

The young grafiteros of San Salvador. Huck Magazine, 2017. Photos by Fred Ramos of El Faro.   Ivonne Reyes steps out of the house she rents near central San Salvador. … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deported to El Salvador

The Intercept, May 21, 2017.  See accompanying film by Leighton Akio Woodhouse and Pedro Armando Aparicio here. THOUSANDS OF MILES from his home and family, Jose Escobar lives in a … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Return from the Jungle

The women of the FARC begin peacetime. The Intercept, March 2017. Photos by Newsha Tavakolian—Magnum Photos When Newsha Tavakolian arrived in the Colombian jungle to document the women guerrillas of the … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

An analysis of a failing US program for Central American refugees

The Huffington Post. The US promised more support for a refugee crisis close to home. Why has its program, the PTA, helped just one family in nearly six months?   SAN … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Accused

The Intercept. A violence prevention activist shows up on a US federal watchlist – and then ends up in a Salvadoran prison. Aug 8, 2016. IN THE EARLY morning hours of … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment