Mónica Ortiz Uribe
Senior Field Correspondent
Senior Field Correspondent Mónica Ortiz Uribe (Las Cruces) is a native of El Paso, Texas, where she recently worked as a freelance reporter. Her work has aired on NPR, Public Radio International and Radio Bilingue. Most of her stories examined the effects of drug-related violence across the border in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Previously, she worked as a reporter for the Waco Tribune Herald in Waco, Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in history.
Hot and dry conditions have also sparked significant blazes throughout New Mexico. The fastest growing scorcher is the Silver Fire, which is consuming the southeastern edge of the Gila Wilderness.
The vicious drought gripping the Southwest appears to have a bullseye on New Mexico. Wildfires are burning across the state and water is increasingly scarce. So scare, that early this month one town's well stopped delivering water completely.
The Department of Homeland Security approved New Mexico's request to extend its border commercial zone Friday.
In a rare move, the U.S. government has granted asylum to a photojournalist from Mexico.
If you turn on a faucet in the town of Magdalena in central New Mexico, nothing will come out.
At our southern border time is money. And delays in border crossing cut into everyone's bottom line.
It's a complaint echoed from San Diego to Brownsville. Some five million trucks per year are subject to costly delays at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of rigorous security measures put in place in the last decade. These delays affect the timeliness of a trucker’s delivery.
The latest art installation in the Mexican border city of Juárez is a nearly 20-story tall sculpture in the shape of a giant "X". Despite its controversial construction costs, the inauguration for the new monument was well attended.
Immigrant detention centers in New Mexico and Arizona have the highest percentage of deportations in the country.
I'd like to think I inspired a few women when I drove through the Mexican countryside solo.