Danielle Mackey

Journalist

The Honduran presidential elections meet U.S. police training

The Intercept, December 2017. With Lee Fang.  Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, using the specter of rampant crime and the drug trade, won extensive support from the American government to … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

The Intercept, November 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 for … 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

Huck Magazine, May 2017. Photos by Fred Ramos of El Faro.   Ivonne Reyes steps out of the house she rents near central San Salvador. The dark-haired 25-year-old flags down … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deported to El Salvador

The Intercept, May 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 small … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Return from the Jungle

The Intercept, March 2017. The women of the FARC begin peacetime. 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, January 2017. 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 … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment