Cora Currier

Print Journalist @coracurrier

Cora Currier is a reporter and editor with The Intercept, a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism, where she writes about borders and immigration, human rights, and foreign policy. She has also covered national security, surveillance, and privacy issues, breaking stories from the Snowden Archive and contributing to The Intercept’s award-winning coverage of the Obama administration’s drone wars. Prior to joining The Intercept, she was a reporting fellow covering national security at ProPublica, a fact-checker at The New Yorker, and a researcher on several books of history and politics. Her reporting has appeared in the Nation, the Columbia Journalism Review, Al Jazeera America, Stars and Stripes and other outlets, and her essays have appeared in the New Republic, Bookforum, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Cora Currier es una reportera y editora con The Intercept, una sala de prensa sin fines de lucro que se dedica al periodismo investigativo, donde escribe sobre las fronteras y la migración, los derechos humanos y las políticas exteriores de los Estados Unidos. También ha cubierto la seguridad nacional, la vigilancia electrónica, y temas relacionados a la privacidad, dando la primicia de historias basadas en el archivo de Snowden y contribuyendo a la cobertura premiada del Intercept sobre las guerras de drones de la administración Obama. Antes de unirse al Intercept, fue reportera becada de ProPublica para cubrir la seguridad nacional, verificadora de información en The New Yorker, e investigadora para varios libros sobre la historia y la política. Sus artículos se han publicado en the Nation, the Columbia Journalism Review, Al Jazeera America, y Stars and Stripes, entre otros, y sus ensayos se han publicado en the New Republic y Bookforum, entre otros. Vive en Los Ángeles, California.

Reporting Locations


| Monica Wise, Cora Currier

Trump Administration’s Limits on Asylum for Domestic Violence Put Guatemalan Women in Peril

DORA MARISOL LÓPEZ helped put the woman’s husband in jail years ago. “He would leave work to go stay in the street in front of her house. She would go to the market, and he’d go…

| Cora Currier, Danielle Mackey

El Salvador is Trying to Stop Gang Violence. But the Trump Administration Keeps Pushing Failed “Iron Fist” Policing.

OSWALDO JOINED THE Salvadoran gang Barrio 18 when he was 14 years old. By the time he was in his early 20s, he wanted out — and luckily, gang leaders gave him permission to leave. But…

| Cora Currier, Danielle Mackey

Trump Administration Suddenly Cancels Refugee Program that Saved Lives of Central American Children

The State Department announced Wednesday evening the abrupt cancellation of a program that gave youth fleeing violence in Central America the chance to apply for asylum and join their families in the United States. While…

| Cora Currier, Danielle Mackey

The Rise of the Net Center: How an Army of Trolls Protects Guatemala’s Corrupt Elite

Photo: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images How an Army of Trolls Protects Guatemala’s Corrupt Elite At 6:02 AM on August 27, 2017, the president of Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, uploaded a video statement to Twitter declaring the former Colombian judge…

| Cora Currier, Alice Proujansky

Emboldened by Trump, U.S. Border Officials are Lying to Asylum Seekers and Turning Them Away

Photo: Alice Proujansky for The Intercept A new border crossing called PedWest opened last year between Tijuana, Mexico, and San Ysidro, in San Diego, California. To cross from Mexico to the United States by foot…