Danielle Mackey

Journalist

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The Rise of the Net Center: Anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala vs. an army of trolls

The Intercept, April 2018. With Cora Currier. En Español aquí. AT 6:02 A.M. on August 27, 2017, the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, uploaded a video statement to Twitter declaring the former Colombian … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

El Salvador’s “iron fist” crackdown on gangs: A lethal policy with US origins

World Politics Review, Feb 2018. Late one morning in the fall of 2016, police officers handcuffed a group of middle school-aged boys on a street in a neighborhood on the … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

The corruption beneath the 2017 Honduran election chaos

The Intercept, December 2017. On the night of December 2, 2017, a Honduran woman in the rural province of Olancho was protesting what she saw as a stolen election. The woman, … Continue reading

December 24, 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

The Accused

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

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Otros Mundos son Posibles // Other Worlds are Possible: Gustavo Castro

The Intercept, April 2016. An interview with the sole witness of the murder of Berta Cáceres. Leer en español, y aquí abajo. Gustavo Castro was the sole witness to the murder on March … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment