Monica Ortiz Uribe en Water Dispute Heightens Tensions Between U.S., Mexico Mexico and the United States are supposed to share water according to a 70-year-old treaty that aims to protect each nation's needs. But prolonged drought is testing that relationship. Mexico is behind by 38 percent on its deliveries. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:42:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 34319 at Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book 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 Saenz recalls from his high school days.<p>"We'd all pile in a couple of cars. There'd be like 10 of us and we'd come over to Juarez," Saenz remembers. "We'd go to all these places like The Cave, the Club Hawaii ... the Kentucky Club ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:08:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 26535 at Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book University Housing Model Could Help Veterans Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The transition to college is hard enough for many students and we've learned even harder for military veterans. Over the last decade of war, colleges across the country have slowly been finding ways to better accommodate the one million or so soldiers returning from those wars. From member station KJZZ, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on a new university housing model.<p>MONICA ORTIZ URIBE, BYLINE: Inside the lobby of Garcia Hall at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, students are pumped after a victory by their basketball team. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:51:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 22195 at Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery In Mexico these days, the majority of babies are born in hospitals. That hasn't helped reduce the number of maternal deaths, though. So health officials are re-making the centuries-old tradition of midwifery. They are betting a new kind of midwife, one trained in a clinical setting, can offer a solution.<p>At a newly opened school in southern Mexico, young women sit up straight in tiny desks and answer their teacher's questions in chorus. Their round brown faces and thick black hair are typical of this mostly indigenous region in the state of Guerrero. Sun, 06 Jan 2013 11:15:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 19649 at Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery Mexican Drug War Chokes Nuevo Laredo With Fear Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>The city of Nuevo Laredo, which hugs the border of south Texas, is the latest hotspot in Mexico's violent drug war. Over the past two weeks, over 70 people have been killed there in drug-related violence. Monica Ortiz Uribe from member station KJZZ visited the city and she found a community terrified and afraid to even speak.<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: (Foreign language spoken)<p>MONICA ORTIZ URIBE, BYLINE: On the morning news show broadcast out of Nuevo Laredo you'll hear announcements about a lost green card or a 7-year-old's birthday. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:53:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 13464 at In New Mexico, A Brittle Treat That Smolders New Mexicans can get a little carried away with their chile peppers. There's chile beer, chile pizza, chile ice cream — you can find the smoldering flavors of chile peppers in just about anything.<p>And then there's chile brittle. Luis Flores, owner of chili brittle purveyor <a href="" target="_blank">Las Cruces Candy Company</a>, beats the summer heat by getting up at 3 a.m. to prepare his specialties.<p>His company makes a dozen different types of brittle, studded with pecans, peanuts, pistachios and the less familiar pinon nut. Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:59:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 9704 at In New Mexico, A Brittle Treat That Smolders Female Presidential Candidate Blazes Trail In Mexico When Mexicans go to the polls on July 1 to choose their next president, a woman will be among the candidates, the first from a major political party. She belongs to the National Action Party — or PAN — the party of current President Felipe Calderon.<p>On a recent visit to the Mexican border city of Juarez, Josefina Vazquez Mota steps onto a catwalk that juts into the center of a long banquet hall crammed with table after table of women. When she speaks, they cheer.<p>It's Vazquez Mota's first official campaign visit to Ciudad Juarez, but she is no stranger to the city. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 06:55:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 6276 at Female Presidential Candidate Blazes Trail In Mexico Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics New Mexico Gov. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:34:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 2836 at Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics