Hills Governance Update: Mexico's Road to Transparency

Volume 1, Issue 5, September 2013

This month, Rodrigo de León González, deputy director of our governance center in Mexico, describes legal initiatives by the government of Mexico to create and strengthen two institutions in charge of promoting transparency: the Federal Institute of Access to Information (Instituto Federal de Acceso a la Información) to increase the transparency and accountability of the government itself; and a new National Anticorruption Committee to defend citizens, propose legislation, and even file lawsuits on behalf of citizens. Both are awaiting congressional approval, and both are based on the proposition that, notwithstanding resistance, setbacks, and reversals, democracy is now the global trend and that the best way to promote democratic culture is through transparency.

Rodrigo de León González