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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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Combating AIDS Around the Globe

Feb 01, 2005
The Center's Environmental Change & Security Project and UNAIDS have hosted two seminars in a three-part series on the global AIDS agenda. This story looks at the epidemic that is spreading quickly to East Europe and East Asia and is growing disproportionately among women and girls, as well as the U.S. relief plan that injects billions of dollars toward prevention and treatment, the largest commitment ever by a single nation toward an international health initiative. A third seminar, to take place this spring, will address AIDS in the military.

The Peace Process in Colombia with the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia-AUC #13

Feb 01, 2005
In July 2003, the government of President Álvaro Uribe took the unprecedented step of opening formal peace talks with the AUC. Although close to 900 paramilitary fighters demobilized last year, issues such as paramilitary involvement in drug trafficking and accountability for human rights abuses have raised controversy in Colombia and abroad. This Report is the compilation of papers presented for a conference on June 28, 2004 that explored key issues in the Government-AUC peace talks, the prospects for an eventual negotiated settlement, and the key challenges ahead. Download this Report from our Report on the Americas section of our Publications webpage. Read the summary of the meeting on our Events webpage.

This Week on Dialogue TV: Creating Climate for Change

Jan 19, 2005
An interview with Klaus Toepfer head of the United Nations Environmental Program, based in Nairobi, Kenya

The Orange Revolution and the Maidan Parliament

Jan 18, 2005
In this speech, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller provides a first-hand account of the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. Amb. Miller was an election observer for all three rounds of Ukraine's presidential election, including the December 26 election ordered by Ukraine's Supreme Court.

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.