Based in San Salvador and New York. Iowan.
Investigative, longform journalist interested in security and development in Central America and the U.S. Storyteller.
My work has appeared in The Intercept, The New Yorker.com, Foreign Policy, The New Republic.com, and Le Monde Diplomatique, among others. I’m several years into a long-term project about policing and gang violence. I’m also part-time staff of the research teams at The Intercept and Field of Vision, where I’ve contributed to investigative features like these and films like these.
I’ve spent most of the past decade in El Salvador. Former teacher, NGO-worker and horse trainer.
Diehard fan of the Latin American cuento/crónica; property of the sassiest Salvadoran cat; have discovered life’s one objective truth: it’s time for more coffee.
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P.S. A brief service announcement for the teenage boys of Twitter: I am not Danielle Mackey the gamer. I’m sure she’s great. But it’s for you guys that I use this damn three-name byline.