Miriam Ordoñez
Miriam Ordoñez(she/her/ella)
News Reporter, Cronkite Noticias

Miriam Cristal Ordoñez expects to graduate in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and a minor in geography. Ordoñez is working for Cronkite Noticias.

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Audit shows Border Patrol hampered by outdated technology, flawed evaluation of new equipment

NOGALES – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received more than $743 million in funding since 2017 for upgrades in border technology. But it has only bought 28% of the equipment needed to modernize and coordinate systems designed to thwart the flow of illegal goods and border crossers.

Federal grant funds training of emergency medical services in rural communities

PHOENIX – $5.6 million has been awarded to rural communities for emergency medical services training in overdose and mental-health crisis cases. The grant is meant to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on smaller communities with fewer resources.

Nogales businesses hope reopening the border will reverse losses suffered during pandemic

NOGALES – After 19 months, Nogales will reopen Monday to nonessential travelers from Mexico, giving the Arizona border city of 20,000 hope that life and the economy may return to pre-pandemic normal.