María Inés Taracena is a a contributing writer covering workers’ rights at Prism. Originally from Guatemala, María is currently based in New York City. She's a news producer at the independent media outlet Democracy Now! focusing on Central America, asylum seekers, among other stories. She was previously a reporter in Tucson, Arizona, where she wrote about the immigrant community, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, education and homelessness in southern Arizona.