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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mexico Tries to Weaken its Transparency Law

Mexico's Interior Department has made suggestions to weaken the country's Law of Access to Public Information, which has been in force since 2002.

The Interior Department has proposed changes that would allow government offices to refuse to hand over data or to turn to the courts if they believe a request affects national security, defense, foreign relations, the economy, the money supply, or if it threatens "the life, security, or health of any person."

For more about the consequences of the so-called reform effort, click here.

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