Danielle Mackey

Journalist

Charter Cities: A dangerous U.S. economic experiment in Honduras

The New Republic, December 2014. It’s lunchtime at Maritza Grande’s oceanside restaurant in the Fonseca Gulf of Honduras. She scurries from the kitchen, where she is frying fish and plantains … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Awaits Unaccompanied Minors in New York

CityLimits, October 2014. Angelica is one of the lucky ones. A “smart and bubbly” 8 year old Honduran girl who “loves, loves, loves math,” according to the director of the legal … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Victims and Perpetrators: Gangs of El Salvador

Al Jazeera America, September 2014.   When A. (her name is withheld because she is living in hiding) was 7 years old, she ran away from home. Abandoned by her … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Outsourced war: “You can pretty much do almost anything and keep your contracts.”

  Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2014. In January 2008, a 24-year-old Green Beret from Pennsylvania, Ryan Maseth, was electrocuted and killed while showering at Radwaniyah US base in Iraq. The cause, his … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

In a world of borderless business, who can enforce human rights?

  Le Monde Diplomatique, July 2014. In 1994, nine Nigerian environmental and social justice activists were arrested by their government, then tortured and hanged. Throughout the 1990s, they had protested the … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making Human Rights Real: The Inter American System and LGBT Rights in the Americas

Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2014. Karla Avelar’s steady voice filled the room at the Inter American Commission in Washington. The transgender activist from El Salvador described the horrors she has … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Transgender Salvadorans legally allowed to vote for first time

The Global Post, March 2014. With Gloria Morán. With victory in tow, LGBT rights groups now push new president to end violence, corruption and discrimination. March 26, 2014 SAN SALVADOR … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment