mexico http://kunm.org en Despedida-homenaje / Good Bye to singer Chavela Vargas http://kunm.org/post/despedida-homenaje-good-bye-singer-chavela-vargas <p>Mon. Aug 6, 7.30p:&nbsp; Yesterday, Chavela Vargas, a legendary singer in Mexico, died at age 93.This evening,&nbsp; we&acute;ll play Chavela Vargas music to say good-bye to her. Host: Cristina Baccin Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:39:59 +0000 Cristina Baccin 16635 at http://kunm.org Despedida-homenaje / Good Bye to singer Chavela Vargas Cross Border Shopping on Black Friday http://kunm.org/post/cross-border-shopping-black-friday <p>Business was booming today just north of the U.S.- Mexico border. As Jill Replogle reports for the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, some Mexican shoppers came a long way to get in on Black Friday sales.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:55:42 +0000 Jill Replogle 4693 at http://kunm.org Cross Border Shopping on Black Friday Reviving the Colorado River Delta http://kunm.org/post/reviving-colorado-river-delta <p>Mexico and the United States are working toward a broad package deal that would help revive the Colorado River Delta. &nbsp;Laurel Morales reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:00:12 +0000 4104 at http://kunm.org Reviving the Colorado River Delta Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico http://kunm.org/post/cartel-sought-attack-us-embassy-mexico <p>The Sinaloa drug cartel sought military weapons to attack the US embassy in Mexico City and then blame it on a rival cartel. As Michel Marizco reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the planned attacks were intended to send a message to the United States not to interfere in Mexico.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:54:07 +0000 Michel Marizco 4102 at http://kunm.org Cartel Sought to Attack US Embassy in Mexico Families of Disappeared in Mexico Call for Justice http://kunm.org/post/families-disappeared-mexico-call-justice <p>Almost 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the wider Baja California region in the last 5 years.&nbsp; Some of these disappearances are kidnappings by local criminals for ransom.&nbsp; Others are believed to be carried out by the drug cartels. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:44:46 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 3865 at http://kunm.org Families of Disappeared in Mexico Call for Justice New Monument for Women Killed In Juarez, Mexico http://kunm.org/post/new-monument-women-killed-juarez-mexico <p>Ten years after the bodies of eight murdered women were discovered in a cotton field in the Mexican border city of Juarez authorities have inaugurated a monument in their memory. For the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, &nbsp;Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez &nbsp;that to this day the murders remain unsolved.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:20:03 +0000 3735 at http://kunm.org New Monument for Women Killed In Juarez, Mexico Charlton Recuses Self From Gun-Walking Case http://kunm.org/post/charlton-recuses-self-gun-walking-case <p>The former U.S. attorney who was investigating the possibility of a lawsuit against the United States for the murder of a border patrol agent has recused himself from the case. It was revealed that the U.S. had allowed guns into Mexico while he was U.S. Attorney.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:35:36 +0000 Michel Marizco 3618 at http://kunm.org Charlton Recuses Self From Gun-Walking Case Details on Earlier Gun Walking Program Emerge http://kunm.org/post/details-earlier-gun-walking-program-emerge <p>The Justice Department has been under fire for months for the so-called &ldquo;Fast and Furious&rdquo; gun-walking program. That&rsquo;s the A-T-F operation that tried to build criminal cases against Mexican drug cartels and their weapons suppliers.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:19:01 +0000 Michel Marizco 3512 at http://kunm.org Details on Earlier Gun Walking Program Emerge Emails Show Federal Knowledge of Gun Program http://kunm.org/post/emails-show-federal-knowledge-gun-program <p>Republican lawmakers have released new documents showing that high level officials in the Obama Administration Justice Department in Washington D.C. were aware that federal agents in Arizona were allowing guns to be walked into Mexico.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:50:37 +0000 Michel Marizco 3381 at http://kunm.org Emails Show Federal Knowledge of Gun Program Feds Knew of Earlier Gun Smuggling Program in Mexico http://kunm.org/post/feds-knew-earlier-gun-smuggling-program-mexico <p>Operation Fast and Furious was not the first gun-walking program taken up by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in Arizona.</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:31:58 +0000 3064 at http://kunm.org Feds Knew of Earlier Gun Smuggling Program in Mexico Maquiladora Series: Poor Working Conditions http://kunm.org/post/maquiladora-series-poor-working-conditions <p>Foreign-owned manufacturing factories along the border in Mexico have been hailed as an economic blessing. But there&rsquo;s another side to that story.</p><p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:28:26 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2396 at http://kunm.org Maquiladora Series: Poor Working Conditions Children Abducted By Parents Often End Up in MX http://kunm.org/post/children-abducted-parents-often-end-mx <p>International child abductions are on the rise, according to the U.S. State Department and Mexico is the number one destination. As Ruxandra Guidi reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, 65% of all cases of American children being taken away by one parent end up south of the border.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:41:30 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2207 at http://kunm.org Children Abducted By Parents Often End Up in MX Report: Severe Problems in Juarez Police Force http://kunm.org/post/report-severe-problems-juarez-police-force <p><span class="article-content"><span>A study released this week highlights severe problems among police in the violent Mexican border city of Juarez. <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">From the Changing America Desk</a>, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports half of the officers admit to engaging in corrupt acts.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:24:01 +0000 2203 at http://kunm.org Report: Severe Problems in Juarez Police Force Maquiladora Series: Piedras Negras Success Story http://kunm.org/post/maquiladora-series-piedras-negras-success-story <p>Tucked away in a remote border region, the Mexican city of Piedras Negras seems a rarity these days.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:57:23 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2106 at http://kunm.org Maquiladora Series: Piedras Negras Success Story Maquiladora Series: Aerospace http://kunm.org/post/maquiladora-series-aerospace <p><span class="article-content"><span>Southern California was once a critical manufacturing center for the defense and aerospace industry. But as costs have gone up, much of that production has moved across the border to Tijuana. According to the Mexican government, the amount of aerospace parts that Mexico manufactures and exports has grown more than 15 times in the last 10 years. That output is expected to double again by 2015. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:20:56 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2102 at http://kunm.org Maquiladora Series: Aerospace Maquiladora Series: History http://kunm.org/post/maquiladora-series-history <p><span class="article-content"><span>American-owned manufacturing plants in Mexican border cities, called maquiladoras, have been around for more than four decades. Business has not been great in recent years with low wage jobs shifting over to Asia and the U.S. recession devastating sales. But now many maquiladoras that survived this downturn are on the rebound, adding new jobs all along the U.S. Mexican border. The <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> launches a new series that looks at what&#39;s working for the maquiladoras, and why. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 20:15:52 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2101 at http://kunm.org Maquiladora Series: History Maquiladora Series: New Mexico Plans to Boost Trade With MX http://kunm.org/post/maquiladora-series-new-mexico-plans-boost-trade-mx <p>New Mexico has a pretty lousy business relationship with Mexico. Despite its ideal location right on the border, the state ranks 38th among U.S. states in trade with its neighbor. That&#39;s a fact not lost on the business community in southern New Mexico, where an industrial revolution of sorts is slowly taking shape. Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:54:27 +0000 2091 at http://kunm.org Maquiladora Series: New Mexico Plans to Boost Trade With MX New Federal Judge in Texas is Native of Mexico, Now US Citizen http://kunm.org/post/new-federal-judge-texas-native-mexico-now-us-citizen <p>A native of Mexico and long-time naturalized U.S. citizen was confirmed as a new federal judge in South Texas. Hernan Rozemberg reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 19:49:18 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2089 at http://kunm.org New Federal Judge in Texas is Native of Mexico, Now US Citizen Will Nevada Elect First Latino Representative? http://kunm.org/post/will-nevada-elect-first-latino-representative <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d61ea88bfd6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d61ea88bfd6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d61ea88bfd6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-988360.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Nevada has never elected a Latino to Congress, but one Democrat would like to be the first in 2012.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:41:39 +0000 2034 at http://kunm.org Will Nevada Elect First Latino Representative? Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson http://kunm.org/post/banning-mx-american-studies-program-changes-how-history-taught-tucson <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d61ea884aa1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d61ea884aa1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d61ea884aa1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-987051.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Earlier this year, a controversial Mexican American Studies program in Tucson was banned. The Arizona state Superintendent of Schools, John Huppenthal says the program - which students could take instead of standard American history - was out of compliance with state laws which prohibit courses from fostering resentment.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:32:25 +0000 Devin Browne 2025 at http://kunm.org Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson Changing Business of Human Smuggling http://kunm.org/post/changing-business-human-smuggling <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d61ea87c25f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d61ea87c25f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d61ea87c25f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986554.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Tijuana-San Diego area was for decades one of the busiest human smuggling crossings along the southwest border. In the nineties, more than fifteen-hundred people were smuggled through there each week.</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:39:18 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2019 at http://kunm.org Changing Business of Human Smuggling GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently http://kunm.org/post/gao-report-says-border-enforcement-not-managed-efficiently <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d61ea88100a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d61ea88100a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d61ea88100a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986607.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the United States military's efforts on the Mexican border have not been managed efficiently.</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:09:56 +0000 Michel Marizco 2022 at http://kunm.org GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently MX to Release Wolves From Captivity http://kunm.org/post/mx-release-wolves-captivity <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d63befa89f7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d63befa89f7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d63befa89f7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986549.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Mexican government will release five Mexican wolves from captivity in Northeastern Sonora.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:40:24 +0000 2016 at http://kunm.org MX to Release Wolves From Captivity