I'm from Mexico City and lived in the U.S. for a total of more than 24 years. Now I'm back in Mexico. I realized I was seeing my country through the eyes of a native stranger. This is an attempt to process the differences, to explain Mexico to the U.S. and the U.S. to Mexico. With digressions along the way.

viernes, diciembre 17, 2004

Minimum Wage

The government just approved a raise in the minimum wage of 1 peso and 35 cents a day (a DAY!), bringing it to a whopping $46.59 a day. That's about $4.15 US dollars. A DAY. Break out the caviar!