A National Anti-corruption system is created in Mexico

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

Later this year, the new National Anti-Corruption System (SNA) will be officially introduced, with the intention to curb the corruption that currently afflicts Mexico.

President Enrique Peña Nieto published in the Official Gazette of Mexico, the decree on fighting against corruption with the reforms approved by the Congress, which also sets a deadline of 180 days for states to make relevant amendments to their legal framework.

The purpose of the SNA is that each state establishes anticorruption local systems to coordinate with local authorities regarding the prevention, detection and punishment of corruption.

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The National Anticorruption System has a Coordinating Committee integrated by the Superior Audit of the Federation, the Federal Court of Administrative Justice, the Office for Fighting Against Corruption and the Ministry of Public Service.

Also as part of this committee are: the Council of the Federal Judiciary, the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data and a representative of the Committee for Citizen Participation of the National Anti-Corruption System.

Another element stipulated in this reform is that public workers must necessarily present their financial and conflict of interest declaration, and in case of illegal actions or inconsistencies in it, it will proceed to forfeiture.

Quoted in an article published by the Mexican newspaper "Excelsior" President Enrique Peña Nieto said he is confident that "as Mexicans have managed to consolidate our democracy, so we will have to overcome this challenge".

He emphasized that this is a reform against impunity, and said that as President of the Republic, he is firmly committed to the fight against corruption and the strengthening of legality, transparency and accountability.

He finished by saying that Mexico has in the constitutional reforms of Transparency and Combating Corruption, two pillars to achieve governance based on integrity and accountability.

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