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Mexican farm workers find jobs, good pay in Canada

Immigration doesn’t always have to be a polemic issue as far as Mexico’s northern neighbors are concerned. Take Canada’s migrant farm worker system, in which Mexicans travel north for seasonal jobs, many returning to the same employers year after year.     

Faces of 2015: Why these folks made the Reporter's headlines

Many personalities found their way on to the pages of the Guadalajara Reporter in 2015, for many different reasons. Some were celebrated, some vilified, others mourned. Here are ten men and women who featured in the local, regional or national headlines last year. What brought them to public attention?

Unmask migrant stereotypes, foreign minister urges

At a brief photo opportunity with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington D.C. last week, Mexican Foreign Secretary Claudia Ruiz Massieu hailed the “shared vision” of the bilateral relationship and “the need for us to keep on working together to make our region more prosperous, inclusive, and secure.”

Mexico’s sad minimum wage compared to other nations

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Mexico’s minimum wage goes up by around four percent from January 1, a hike criticized by some as insufficient to meet the needs of the country’s poorest citizens. Some 13 percent of Mexico’s workforce still earn the minimum salary, which pales in comparison to those of other developed nations.  A minimum salary is not enough to cover even the basic necessities of a Mexican family, many NGOs say. 

National News Briefs – December 31, 2016

Marijuana debate

Dates have been set for Mexico’s federal legislators and senators to discuss the possible legalization of marijuana.  Sessions and audiences involving experts on the issue will take place from January 25 to February 17.