Last updateFri, 29 Apr 2016 3pm

Minimum wage to go up 4 percent

Mexico’s minimum wage will go up by around four percent from January 1. The daily rate will increase to approximately 73 pesos a day.  Despite criticism from some left-wing politicians that the hike is paltry and fails to meet the needs of the country’s poorest citizens, Mexican government officials say the raise is above the inflation rate. Although only 13 percent of Mexico’s workforce earn the minimum salary, according to the federal statistics agency Inegi, the figure represents a benchmark for employers to negotiate wage increases.

Ajijic eatery ‘brunching’ out

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Hector España mans the grill on Sunday, December 6, for the first Sunday brunch service in his Manix Restaurant’s history.  After nearly three decades of Sunday closures, the family restaurant in Ajijic now allows Sunday guests to choose from barbequed meats with slaw, potato salad and beans, or a lighter menu featuring salads and omelets.  Local musicians entertain diners while they enjoy the food.