Mexican President Signs Transparency Reforms

14 February 2014

President Enrique Peña Nieto on Feb. 7 signed into law the new transparency reforms strengthening the Federal Institute for Access to Information (IFAI).

The signing came at a ceremony. See reports (in Spanish) in CNN and El Universal.

In an interview on CNN Miguel Pulido of FUNDAR welcomed the reform as “a message that we are taking transparency more seriously.”

A number of additional steps are necessary to implement the law. The next stage, which could take a year, is for the Senate to write the implementation rules which later much be approved by the lower chamber, (See previous report.)

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