Monica Ortiz Uribe http://wboi.org en Water Dispute Heightens Tensions Between U.S., Mexico http://wboi.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 19859 at http://wboi.org Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book http://wboi.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 13988 at http://wboi.org Vibrant 'Club' Links Two Countries In Award-Winning Book Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery http://wboi.org/post/mexico-aims-save-babies-and-moms-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 8862 at http://wboi.org Mexico Aims To Save Babies And Moms With Modern Midwifery Mexican Drug War Chokes Nuevo Laredo With Fear http://wboi.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 09:07:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 4458 at http://wboi.org Election Gives Little Hope To Embattled Juarez http://wboi.org/post/election-gives-little-hope-embattled-juarez Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>As Carrie said, the war on drugs is not the primary campaign issue in Mexico. But it has been at the heart of outgoing President Felipe Calderon's agenda. The bloodiest battlefield in that war has been Ciudad Juarez, which is right across the border from El Paso, Texas. Sun, 01 Jul 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Monica Ortiz Uribe 65 at http://wboi.org