Monica Ortiz Uribe

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Mexico's Justice System Battles Its Own Reputation To Build Trust

Sunday, June 12, 2016

When it comes to criminal justice, Mexico is better known for bribery than best practices. But police are receiving better training, and reforms now allow for open trials and presumption of innocence.


Pope Francis Wraps Up Mexico Trip In Juarez, Near U.S. Border

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mexico said farewell to Pope Francis from the border city of Juárez. His journey across the country followed the well worn path taken by millions of immigrants to reach the doorstep of the U.S.


Mexican Border Workers Make A Push To Unionize

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Miriam Delgado was one of 700 workers making printer cartridges in the border city of Juárez for the American-owned printer and software company Lexmark. She's the main reason foreign companies choose to set up factories, also known as maquiladoras, in places like northern Mexico.

Workers like her will work for ...


Rap Song About Violence In Mexico Strikes Chord With Listeners

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A previously unknown musician has produced a new rap song about violence in Mexico that has struck a chord with listeners.


The Community College Challenge: Introducing El Paso

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Over the course of the 2015-16 academic year, The Takeaway presents an original series offering a unique look at community colleges. Here, we turn to El Paso Community College.


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

For some people, too much salt is bad for health. Too much salt is also bad for growing most crops.

Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West and it's gotten worse because of the ongoing drought. Water is necessary to flush salts out; without it, ...


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 a...

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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.


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 b...


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 th...

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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...

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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 ...


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...


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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On a Saturday night, the bridge that links downtown El Paso, Texas, to Ciudad Juarez in Mexico is hauntingly still. Once, this was a border crossing flush with life; now, after years of brutal drug violence, it's like a graveyard. It's certainly not the border that American author Benjamin Alire ...