Monica Ortiz Uribe http://publicradioeast.org en Water Dispute Heightens Tensions Between U.S., Mexico http://publicradioeast.org/post/water-dispute-heightens-tensions-between-us-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 22520 at http://publicradioeast.org Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book http://publicradioeast.org/post/vibrant-club-links-two-countries-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 12869 at http://publicradioeast.org Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book University Housing Model Could Help Veterans http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-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 7574 at http://publicradioeast.org Mexican Drug War Chokes Nuevo Laredo With Fear http://publicradioeast.org/post/mexican-drug-war-chokes-nuevo-laredo-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 08:54:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 2066 at http://publicradioeast.org