Danielle Mackey

Journalist

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

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

At the Devil’s Door: Trans women and violence in El Salvador

Mashable, February 2016. The Unsolved Murder of Tania Vasquez.   Wake in Panchimalco When I saw Tania Vasquez in April 2013, she sat beside me at a conference in an … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

E.U.-U.S. trade treaty would allow corporations to sue governments

Al Jazeera America, May 2015. A proposed trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that would allow corporations to sue governments has Europeans up in arms. The … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · Leave a comment