Mónica Ortiz Uribe

Mónica Ortiz Uribe

Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a public radio reporter based along the U.S./Mexico border. She lives andworks in her hometown of El Paso, Texas as a correspondent for KJZZ in Phoenix. Mónica covers immigration, drug violence and international trade among other subjects. 

Recent Stories

Global Politics

Gun smuggling case in New Mexico

Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on a New Mexico border town that was once attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. It's in the news now because some local officials were arrested on charges of smuggling guns into Mexico. Which town?

Conflict & Justice

The holidays in Ju-rez

The city of Ju-rez would seem to have little to celebrate this holiday season. Drug cartels have been battling among themselves and with police. And yet, at least one neighborhood in Ju-rez is going to celebrate Christmas. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

Conflict & Justice

Disappearances in Ju-rez

There's a new wave of disappearances in Juarez, largely unnoticed because of all the drug violence. The victims are all young women, police have no clue what happened to them. Mónica Ortiz Uribe reports.

Conflict & Justice

US guest worker rights

Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on a US legal aid group that helps Mexican immigrant workers pursue legal cases to protect their rights. Many of the workers leave the US without pursuing legal action because of their immigration status.

Arts, Culture & Media

Juan Gabriel's music school

One of Juarez Mexico's biggest problems is a lack of social institutions. This was an issue Juan Gabriel noticed 22 years ago when he founded a music school for boys. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe visited the school.

Conflict & Justice

Dangerous Mexican city

We're looking for a Mexican city that has made headlines recently as one of the world's most violent: registering thousands of homicides. Yet a high school student exchange program continues there as usual, despite the dangers. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

Global Politics

Hopeless in Juarez

Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on Mexico's most violent city � Juarez. Earlier this week 16 people were killed at a birthday celebration. Residents are running out of patience with police�and running out of hope that anything will change.

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