Mexico’s Congress Riles Private Sector With Antigraft Measure

06/17/16 The Wall Street Journal

HE_Enrique_Peña_Nieto,_President_of_Mexico_(9085212846)MEXICO CITY—The Mexican Congress drew complaints from the country’s business leaders after legislators extended to government contractors disclosure requirements aimed at eliminating graft in the public sector.

A bill submitted by public petition as part of a broad anticorruption overhaul requires public servants to make public their assets, interests and proof of tax filings, although a new independent anticorruption body would have the power to protect information that could affect the private life of public servants.

In passing the bill, however, legislators introduced a clause that would require government contractors to submit the same information to new anticorruption authorities.

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