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19.5 MILLION MEXICANS ARE TETHERED TO THE MINIMUM SALARY, THE LOWEST IN THE AMERICAS (TRANSLATION)

Mexico has a minimum wage of around 69 pesos a day ($4.50 US), the lowest in Latin America and one that affects millions of people in the country who must juggle to cover basic needs like food and transport. 708 palabras más

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16 de Septiembre: Mexican Independence, Ocosingo style

When we tell people we were headed north from San Cristobal, the usual assumption was that our destination was Palenque.

Whilst true that we would eventually head there, it wasn’t to be before we stopped by the town that sits roughly half way in between the two, Ocosingo. 445 palabras más

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Wonderful Wednesdays: Grito Mexicano

Yesterday was Mexico’s Independence day and I got a bit nostalgic at childhood memories of amazing fireworks and festive crowds. I remember being awed by the beauty of the fireworks, all the sounds, feeling deeply happy to be in a crowd celebrating con orgullo, echandole ganas in joining everyone else al grito Mexicano. 30 palabras más

Wonderful Wednesday

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE 2014

El grito de Dolores  (The cry of Dolores) marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810.  It was priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who gave the call.   297 palabras más

MEXICO