This story takes us to the banks of the Rio Grande river in South Texas. It's where a cat-and-mouse game plays out every night between migrants crossing into the US illegally and the Border Patrol. That game is intensifying.
Wanted on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border on organized crime for drug and gun charges, Miguel Ángel Trevino Morales was captured by Mexican marines Monday night. The Zetas, the violent cartel Trevino Morales led, are expected to splinter in his absence.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some three million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura Piñera, the great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Voters in the violence-plagued border city of Juarez are hopeful that a change at the top in Mexico will result in a reduction in drug crime on their doorstep. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Juarez.
Both Democrats and Republicans are unveiling new strategies to appeal to Latino voters in the presidential election. Monica Ortiz Uribe of the public radio collaboration Fronteras found a great example of that when she interviewed her own family members.
Monica Ortiz Uribe, reporter with the public radio collaboration Fronteras, speaks with host Marco Werman about what it's like to report in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
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