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I will be very interested to see what happens with this project for reform of the Federal Transparency Institute. I’m of the opinion that the push toward transparency (which I’ve experienced first hand in working with formerly classified archival material) has been the biggest and most meaningful shift in Mexican political culture post-2000. Democracy hasn’t meant a lot in terms of electoral practice, nor has there been a significant change in economic models, but there has been–or at least I perceive–a shift toward accountability and openness that has broad support and is now pretty firmly entrenched. Maybe I’m wrong, but a strengthened IFAI strikes me as a good thing, and I think Peña Nieto is simply reading the tea leaves on this.

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