Americas Minimum-wage debate roils Mexico, where rock-bottom pay rules

Mexico is both home to one of the richest men in the world and one of the lowest minimum wages in Latin America. Mexico City's mayor is pushing for an increase, but some worry it will have detrimental effects on the national economy. 

By , McClatchy

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Mexico has the 14th largest economy in the world, a humming manufacturing sector, a newly opened energy sector that’s drawing worldwide interest, and, at $144 a month, likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America.