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Antigraft legislation advances in Mexico's Congress

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Mexico’s Senate passed an anticorruption bill requiring public servants to make their assets, tax returns and economic interests public, taking up a proposal signed by more than 600,000 citizens, while giving a new independent anticorruption body the power to protect information it considers may affect the private lives of public servants.

The bill is part of legislation for implementing constitutional changes made in April of last year to tackle corruption in government. The lower house is expected to vote on the legislation this week.

Source: Wall Street Journal