Wilson Center News

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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Central American Leaders Preview Obama Meeting

Jul 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal mentions the Latin American Program event "Migration of Central American Minors: Causes and Solutions" in light of the Northern Triangle's Presidential meeting with Obama.

Putin's Choice: 'Confronting the Extremes'

Jul 24, 2014
Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over east Ukraine, Putin has been under intense pressure to persuade pro-Russian separatists accused by the West of shooting it down to stop fighting. William Pomeranz talks about what he thinks Putin will do next.

Central American foreign ministers meet in Washington to lobby Obama on immigration crisis

Jul 24, 2014
Program Director is quoted in the Tico Times about how the solution to the decrease of extremely high levels of crime and poverty in Central America will take more than a "magic bullet".

Question, answers about the border surge

Jul 24, 2014
Associate Director Eric Olson is quoted in this Associated Press article explaining the misinformation unaccompanied migrant children were given.

Central American leaders want Washington's help with immigration crisis

Jul 24, 2014
Associate Director Eric Olson is quoted in The Washington Post about how new requests for aid will likely be greeted with skepticism.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

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.

Dialogue

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.