Lebanon minimum wage reaches less than $50 a month

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    Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in decades is pushing people deeper into poverty.

    The minimum wage is now lower than $50 a month.

    For more than a year people have been demanding the removal of what they call a corrupt leadership that has governed for decades

    And as Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, there seems to be no solution in sight.

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