Mexico http://www.kunc.org en Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins http://www.kunc.org/post/chili-say-what-linguistics-help-pinpoint-peppers-origins Count us among those who just can't get enough chili pepper news.<p>These spicy fruits are beloved around the world for their ability to sex up nearly any cuisine. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:59:00 +0000 55510 at http://www.kunc.org Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks http://www.kunc.org/post/waters-will-flood-part-colorado-river-just-few-weeks Millions of gallons of water used to flow every day from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California. Now, the Colorado River ends at Morelos Dam on the U.S.-Mexico border. Below it, one of North America's largest wetlands is dry.<p>Karl Flessa, a geoscientist at the University of Arizona, began researching the damage two decades ago. Then he started asking how much water it would take to bring back some of the habitats.<p>That push for restoration paid off. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Ted Robbins 55204 at http://www.kunc.org Waters Will Flood Part Of Colorado River, For Just A Few Weeks The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats http://www.kunc.org/post/hippest-winery-mexico-made-recycled-boats A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards.<p>Their work, however, isn't remotely trashy. One of their latest creations, the <a href="http://www.venacavawine.com/">Vena Cava</a> winery in Baja's Guadalupe Valley, is sleek and totally modern. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:40:00 +0000 54996 at http://www.kunc.org The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways http://www.kunc.org/post/born-border-tijuana-grows-new-ways Tijuana is itself a creation of the border. The borderline was drawn here in 1848, as the United States completed its conquest of the present-day American Southwest. The border, along with the growth of San Diego and Los Angeles, gave Tijuana a reason to be.<p>Border security is ever-present here. The city has grown so close to the rusted U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. The fence even cuts across the middle of Friendship Park, a circular plot of land that was laid out on the actual borderline as a symbol of the two nations' warm relations. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:58:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 54992 at http://www.kunc.org Born From The Border, Tijuana Grows In New Ways Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her http://www.kunc.org/post/crossing-desert-why-brenda-wanted-border-patrol-find-her It's hard enough to drive through the Arizona desert, where the sun is harsh and the distances immense. This is the story of people who walk it.<p>In particular, it's the story of Brenda, who asked us to use only her first name. She told us yet another of the unbelievable stories you hear in the Borderland.<p>We met her in Nogales, Sonora, on the northern border of Mexico opposite Arizona. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:25:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 54964 at http://www.kunc.org Crossing The Desert: Why Brenda Wanted Border Patrol To Find Her