Stagnant Wages May Decide Mexico's Election

As a July 1 election looms, the hot issue is stagnant living standards
A Plantronics plant in Tijuana. The U.S. company is investing $30 million to boost production in Mexico Plantronics Inc.

Julio Don Juan makes $400 a month working at a noisy, cramped call center in Mexico City that counts major American companies among its clients. The 37-year-old hasn’t had a raise in three years, he says, and was forced to pull his son out of a special-needs school because he could no longer afford the tuition. “Because costs keep rising, I’m actually getting a pay cut each year,” says Don Juan, who lives with his parents. “We’re scraping by.”

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