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.
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.
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 ï¿½ Monica Ortiz Uribe visited the town six hours south of the Texas border.
Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on Mexico's most violent city ï¿½ Juarez. Earlier this week 16 people were killed at a birthday celebration. Residents are running out of patience with policeï¿½and running out of hope that anything will change.
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.
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.
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.
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?