Daniel Valencia Caravantes was born in San Salvador in 1983. He has been a journalist since age 19 and has written for elfaro.net since 2002. The site’s stories have been picked up by magazines and newspapers in France, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Since 2010 he is a founding member of Sala Negra on elfaro.net, a provider of consistent editorial coverage of violence, drug trafficking, gangs and organized crime in the northern triangle of Central America, the most violent region in the world according to the United Nations.
He is coauthor of the short documentary Las masacres de El Mozote (El Faro, 2011) and the chronicles Jonathan no tiene tatuajes and Crónicas Negras, desde una región que no cuenta.
He received honorable mention in the investigative journalism prize IPYS (2007) and was a finalist candidate for the Gabriel GarcíaMárquezPrize of New Latin American Journalism Foundation (2013).