Monica Ortiz Uribe

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El Paso-Juarez Race Reunites 2 Border Cities

Monday, August 10, 2015

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, life changed along U.S.-Mexico border towns as border security became a top priority. There's been a thaw, and runners again ran a 10K between El Paso and Juarez.


For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Farmers in New Mexico are worried about the future of the state's most beloved crop: green and red chiles. They're increasingly relying on salty groundwater, which damages the soil and the crops.


Sleepy New Mexico Towns See Oil Boom

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The oil boom of the southwestern United States has rapidly transformed Hobbs, New Mexico and other once-sleepy towns into the stereotypical boom towns. But the environmental impacts are acute in one of the most water-stressed regions of New Mexico.

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Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In Texas, an El Paso-based gang has spread across the U.S., and has also sent some members to Mexico for training with the Zetas. They became a transnational gang due to the drug trafficking industry.


Water Dispute Heightens Tensions Between U.S., Mexico

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mexico and the United States are supposed to share water according to a 70-year-old treaty that aims to protect each nation's needs. But prolonged drought is testing that relationship. Mexico is behind by 38 percent on its deliveries.


A Battle for Water When the Rio Grande Runs Low

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A 70-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Mexico is supposed to keep the waters of the Rio Grande River flowing between the bordering states. But in a time when the rains can longer be relied upon, Mexico has fallen behind on its part of the deal. Monica Ortiz Uribe, a senior field correspondent for Fronteras, went down to Chihuahua to find out more about this battle for water and shares her findings with The Takeaway.


Drug King Captured Near Texas Border

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales is one of the most violent, most feared, and until recently, the most wanted man in Mexico. He was captured last night by Mexican marines just south of the Texas border. Treviño is the leader of the Zetas—one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels. Joining us is Monica Ortiz Uribe, senior field correspondent for the Fronteras desk. She fills us in on the capture.

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On the Border in CA, AZ, NM, & TX

Friday, June 21, 2013

In this segment we discuss how a border security surge would change the dynamic along the border--both in terms of the flow of people and the flow of money. To do so, we have three guests who are intimately familiar with the territories along the border: Jude Joffe-Blocksenior field correspondent in Phoenix for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, Amy Isackson, freelance reporter in San Diego and Tijuana and Mónica Ortiz Uribe, also a senior field correspondent for Fronteras in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.

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Drought in New Mexico Town Leaves a Village Without Water

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Magdaelna, a village in Socorro County New Mexico has a small population of around 1000 people. This month, the town ran out of water. Residents only had 24 hours of notice before the tap water was turned off. Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe went to Magdalena and got a chance to speak to the locals about the drought. She joins us today from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Mexico's Tech Startups Look To Overcome Barriers To Growth

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the past decade, Mexico's tech industry has flourished, growing three times faster than the global average. Most of that growth has been fueled by demand from the United States. But as Mexico's startups strive to make it in foreign markets, they say they need more engineers and ways to finance their growth.


Obama Visits Mexico, With Focus on Trade and Immigration, Not Drugs

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Since President Enrique Peña Nieto took power in December, Mexico’s agenda has shifted from fighting the drug wars to modernizing the economy. And President Obama’s administration has made it clear that during his visit to Mexico today he’ll also be focusing on the economy - as well as immigration - rather than on drug cartels.


Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Benjamin Alire Saenz won this year's PEN/Faulkner award for his latest collection of short stories, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. The real-life Kentucky Club is just south of the U.S.-Mexico border, and Saenz joined a reporter there to talk about life in two countries.