Danielle Mackey


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

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

Central America’s Hip-Hop Guerreras

The Establishment, April 2016. In the U.S. media, Central America and Mexico mostly appear as places overpowered by corruption and skyrocketing murder rates. Violence is a defining characteristic of life here, … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Drugs, Dams and Power

The Intercept, March 2016. The murder of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres. Early in the morning on March 3, in La Esperanza, Honduras, unidentified men broke into the home of the environmental … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Salvadoran writer goes into exile

The New Yorker, February 2016. Before it dawned on him that he would have to flee his country—a realization aided by a series of death threats in November of last … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment