04/01/11 – President Calderón has requested that all of Mexico’s governors administer tests that will assess levels of confidence and trust in higher officials of various state governmental departments. The same will be done for higher authorities within the federal government. Higher officials in institutions related to public security and justice, as well as state prosecutors, police chiefs and officials will be required to take the test. This procedure is set to begin promptly on April 1st.
Calderón has stated that these steps are needed to strengthen the economy by preventing illegal trade and business practices. This will help fight against organized crime members who dedicate their time to illegal trade. Officials are expected to pass the exam by the end of April. Calderón stated that he “does not see reason to wait any longer.”