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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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Working Group Report

May 09, 2007
The Brazil Institute convened an invitation-only working group with leaders from prominent environmental and international organizations and the President of Unica, Eduardo Carvalho, to dispel myths and assess the challenges posed by the current and projected expansion of Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol production. Download File

New Report Finds Only 2 of China's 10 Most Important Banks Have Public Environmental Policies

May 09, 2007
MAY 2007 - Report released by Friends of the Earth and BankTrack analyzes the greening efforts of China's banks

CEF Welcomes New Policy Scholar

May 07, 2007
MAY 2007 - Zhang Jialing, from SEPA's Division of Solid Waste and Toxic Chemical Management, will be working with CEF for 6 weeks

Angolan Progress and Prospects: A Conference on Development and Reconstruction

May 04, 2007
WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, May 9, the Woodrow Wilson Center's Africa Program, along with the Embassy of the Republic of Angola, the United States Agency for International Development, and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, will host an "Angola Day" celebration and conference. Examining current developments and private and public reconstruction initiatives in Angola, the event will feature prominent speakers, including Angolan Deputy Prime Minister, Aguinaldo Jaime, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Frazer, and Donald Payne, Chair of the House Sub-committee on Africa.

Indoor Air Pollution Responsible for 394,200 Deaths a Year in China

May 03, 2007
MAY 2007 - WHO releases first National Burden of Disease report on indoor air pollution

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.