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Mónica Ortiz Uribe

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Mónica Ortiz Uribe is a reporter for Fronteras, a public radio collaboration in the southwest focusing on the border and changing demographics.

Latest Stories (5)

Companies help foot the bill to keep goods moving across the border

Nov 28, 2016
This year computer maker Dell will pay at least $200,000 to staff a southbound cargo lane four extra hours a day.
A U.S. customs officer waves a cargo truck through the port of entry in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Dell is financing extended hours at this border crossing through an agreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Monica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ

Private companies pay to improve border crossings

Oct 25, 2016
A program hosted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows private companies and local governments to reimburse the federal government for additional services.
A truck travels northbound from Mexico into the United States at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico.
Monica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ

Oil booms have to be good for rural towns, right?

May 15, 2014
An oil boom in southeast New Mexico created thousands of new jobs. But it's a burden on things like housing, classrooms and roads.

Mexicans returning from U.S. find challenges at home

Jan 16, 2013
Tougher enforcement of immigration laws in the U.S. and an economic downturn have persuaded many Mexican immigrants to return home, but some face hard times there despite Mexico's growing economy.

NAFTA's promise slowed by lack of border infrastructure

Oct 29, 2012
Every day, more than a billion dollars worth of goods moves across the border between Mexico and the U.S. But customs wait times are inconsistent, which is a problem for manufacturers.
A U.S. Department of Transportation border inspector, explains his evaluation of a Mexican driver's truck on February 14, 2001 in Laredo, TX.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers