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Mexico debates raising $5 per-day minimum wage

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Downtown Mexico City.
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Mexico is debating raising its $5 per-hour minimum wage.

An effort to raise the minimum wage in Mexico, likely the lowest in Latin America, is gaining traction and attracting bipartisan support.

Mexico is the 14th largest economy in the world. It's quickly becoming an export powerhouse, but it also has likely the lowest minimum wage in Latin America.

McClatchy reporter Tim Johnson says some politicians are now trying to raise the minimum wage and the idea is gaining traction and attracting bipartisan support.

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