Mexico http://kgou.org en Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier http://kgou.org/post/borderland-where-neighbor-nations-emerging-futures-meet My colleagues and I drove 2,428 miles and remained in the same place.<p>We gathered a team, rented a car, checked the batteries in our recorders and cameras. We moved from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. We crossed deserts, plains and mountains. But all the while, we were living in Borderland — zigzagging across the frontier between Mexico and the United States.<p>We were seeking stories of people, goods and culture that cross the border. Heavily fortified though it is, the border remains the place where two nations meet, trade, clash and influence one another. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 25487 at http://kgou.org Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier World Views: February 14, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-14-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosts the program from Puebla, Mexico, and shares her thoughts on the colonial city with University of Oklahoma Spanish literature historian </span><a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=28&amp;language=Spanish" style="line-height: 1.5;">Luis Cortest</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with Pakistan&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">analysts and scholars <a href="http://joshuatwhite.net/">Joshua White</a> and <a href="http://www.lahoreschoolofeconomics.edu.pk/CVs/ShamylaChaudhry.aspx">Shamyla Chaudry</a> about how the country's </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">burgeoning, educated youth population and how various religious and militant groups pose distinct policy concerns for the South Asian nuclear power and the United States.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Brian Hardzinski & Nick Aguilera 23229 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 14, 2014 SLIDESHOW: On The Road - Investment In Economy And Education Provides Positive Outlook For Mexico http://kgou.org/post/slideshow-road-investment-economy-and-education-provides-positive-outlook-mexico <p></p><p>Mexican authorities’ ongoing struggle with drug cartels continues. University of Oklahoma Spanish literature historian <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=28&amp;language=Spanish">Luis Cortest</a> says ongoing drug traffic-related violence would continue to be a problem until government policy changes.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“It is possible for places to change, for countries to change, for cities to change,” Cortest says. “The best example in Latin America is Colombia.”&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:57:00 +0000 Nick Aguilera 23308 at http://kgou.org SLIDESHOW: On The Road - Investment In Economy And Education Provides Positive Outlook For Mexico World Views: December 6, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-6-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss China 's move to grab airspace over the East China Sea, and ongoing protests in Ukraine over a jailed political leader, and a scuttled trade pact with the European Union.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dallas Morning News</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mexico Bureau Chief <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Alfredo </a></span><a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Corchado</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;to talk about his 20-year career<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His memoir <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/"><em>Midnight in Mexico&nbsp;</em></a>chronicles his coverage of the country’s war against the drug cartels.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 18628 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 6, 2013 Reporting Mexico’s Drug War From Oaxaca To Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/reporting-mexico-s-drug-war-oaxaca-oklahoma <p></p><p><a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Alfredo Corchado</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spent nearly 20 years covering his native country as the Mexico bureau chief for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dallas Morning News.</em></p><p>From first reporting on government protests in Ciudad Juárez in the mid-80s, through five presidential administrations and a violent drug war with no end in sight, he says he’s always left with the fact that it’s not enough.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 18399 at http://kgou.org Reporting Mexico’s Drug War From Oaxaca To Oklahoma World Views: September 27, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-september-27-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the last decade, the foreign-born population in Mexico has nearly doubled, and the country is turning into an immigrant destination. Suzette Grillot</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;talks with University of Oklahoma Latin America scholar <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a> about the new dynamics of migration in our southern neighbor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with environmental journalist Emma Marris. She writes about &ldquo;assisted migration&rdquo; - deliberately helping plants and animals colonize new habitats.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 14337 at http://kgou.org World Views: September 27, 2013 How Mexico Is Becoming An Economic Powerhouse And Immigrant Destination http://kgou.org/post/how-mexico-becoming-economic-powerhouse-and-immigrant-destination <p></p><p>Over the last decade, the foreign-born population in Mexico has nearly doubled, and the country is turning into an immigrant destination &ndash; especially for American citizens.</p><p><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/world/americas/for-migrants-new-land-of-opportunity-is-mexico.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=1&amp;"><em>The New York Times</em> reported Sunday</a> that International Monetary Fund data shows Mexico&rsquo;s economy outpaced the United States, Canada and Brazil in 2011 and 2012.</p><p>University of Oklahoma International and Area Studies Professor <a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/alan-mcpherson.html">Alan McPherson</a> is an expert on U.S.-Latin America relations. He says Mexico&rsquo;s economy is more diverse than it&rsquo;s ever been, but there&rsquo;s a downside to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other aspects of globalization.</p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:05:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 14335 at http://kgou.org How Mexico Is Becoming An Economic Powerhouse And Immigrant Destination Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service http://kgou.org/post/diplomat-yoder-challenges-and-rewards-working-us-foreign-service <p></p><p>Last week U.S. embassies and consulates across the Middle East and North Africa closed in response to an intercepted message among senior al-Qaeda operatives.</p><p>This threat highlights the important, and precarious, position of U.S. diplomatic missions overseas.</p><p>Veteran diplomat Michael Yoder has spent more than 20 years as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. During this time, he has served in eight countries including Mexico, Poland, India, and Uzbekistan.</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 23:57:30 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 11328 at http://kgou.org Diplomat Yoder On The Challenges And Rewards Of Working In The U.S. Foreign Service