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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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CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Interviewed by VOA on Beijing Newly Issued Coal Cap

Aug 07, 2014
On 4 August, 2014, Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced its intention to ban coal consumption by 2020. However, is this enough for improving Beijing's air quality?

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Condemns Terrorism

Aug 07, 2014
On August 1, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz called on the international community to take a united stance against terrorism. His statement, read on live television by a state television anchor, seemed to refer to the actions of the so-called Islamic State. The extremist Sunni militant group has taken control of large swaths of Syria and Iraq in recent months and has begun to enforce its ultra-strict interpretation of Islamic law on the local population.

Santos Says Colombia in Final Phase of Peace Talks as Sworn In

Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in Bloomberg News on Santos' position in light of the peace talks and his recent reelection.

¿Cuál será el legado de Santos?

Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson and President of the Inter-American Dialogue, Michael Shifter analyze what the key difficulties Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will face in his second term.

Colombia's Santos takes office hoping to end 50 years of violence

Aug 07, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in The Miami Herald in regards to Colombia's Santos taking office.

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.