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

Conflict & Justice

Asylum rules to change

Asylum seekers in the US sometimes have to spend up to a year in an immigration detention facility. But the policy is changing. Asylum seekers could be immediately eligible for supervised release. Correspondent Monica Ortiz Uribe has the story.

Global Politics

Mexican towns suffer from drug war

In Mexico, the bloody battle to defeat the country's powerful drug cartels is reeking havoc on formerly tranquil towns. This is the case in Camargo, Chihuahua � Monica Ortiz Uribe visited the town six hours south of the Texas border.

Conflict & Justice

Fearful Mexicans flee deadly city

Ju-rez is Mexico's deadliest city with 2,000 murders so far this year. Some residents are breaking the law to save their lives. They're fleeing north to Texas on tourist visas and they intend to stay. Correspondent Monica Ortiz Uribe has the story.

Conflict & Justice

Mexico revamps court system

In Mexico, the criminal court system is transforming to make court proceedings open to the public. But Mexico's current rash of drug-related violence makes implementing the new system a daunting task. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez.