July 31, 2009

After repeated calls from the French government to allow convicted kidnapper Florence Cassez to be returned to France to face justice, President Calderón finally made the call that Cassez will serve her 60-year sentence in Mexico. Cassez was...

July 30, 2009

A blogger brought attention to the possible misuse of public funds for Mexico’s participation in World Fairs. His research is raising additional questions over how money is being used to fund the upcoming 2010 World Fair in Shanghai. The...

July 30, 2009

Some Mexican citizens participated in the July federal midterm election in innovative ways as they used the Internet and social networking tools to encourage greater transparency and accountability from candidates and political parties. In one...

July 30, 2009

In the aftermath of the devastating fire in May that claimed the lives of 47 children at the ABC day care center in Hermosillo, Mexican authorities have come under attack for allegedly failing to provide proper documentation and oversight. An ongoing...

July 29, 2009

An international alliance of groups that promote citizen action, CIVICUS, is undergoing an analysis of civic groups in Mexico to get a better idea of their structure, as well as their means of obtaining and using financial resources. though this...

July 29, 2009

Mexico’s top-ranking federal auditor Arturo Gonzalez de Aragon is calling for a reform to the constitution to allow his office the power to not just recommend corrective actions but to also sanction public servants who don’t follow through with...

July 29, 2009

A recently published study into accountability among state governments explores how greater autonomy for state governments has not translated into greater efficiency and sensitivity to citizen demands for information. The report, “Accountability in...

July 28, 2009

Mexican soccer teams are being used by drug trafficking groups to launder money and as a means to corrupt local officials, according to a report sponsored by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development that detailed 20 cases of money...

July 28, 2009

The Mexican Army captured a suspected top operator with the Beltrán Leyva drug organization who had a list that included the names of 33 police officers in the city of Monterrey. The police are suspected of working for the organization, according to...

July 28, 2009

Mexico City has created a Filming Commission and it is being lauded by some movie makers as a significant step to prevent authorities from forcing film makers to pay bribes to film movies, Mexican soap operas and commercials in certain parts of the...