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Raising Mexico's minimum wage

Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity.

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No easy solutions for child migrant crisis

Jul 25, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article regarding her view on what can be expected from the Central American leaders meeting with President Obama.

APJ participa en foro internacional sobre seguridad, pobreza y migración

Jul 24, 2014
The event “Why are Thousands of Central American Children Risking their Lives to Reach the United States?: A View from Honduras” is discussed.

Presidentes centroamericanos propondrán alianza común a Obama

Jul 24, 2014
The event “Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions” is referenced.

Immigration Crisis Inseparable From International Criminal Networks – Honduras Minister

Jul 24, 2014
RIA Novotsi mentions the Latin American Program event "Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions".

Afghanistan Is Not the Next Iraq

Jul 24, 2014
Could Afghanistan be the next Iraq? Michael Kugelman provides four reasons to believe that Afghanistan could avert Iraq’s frightening fate.

The Wilson Quarterly


Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.


The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.