Economy & Business - March 2023

MEXICO: Much to be done to improve public spending accountability

Mexico’s federal audit office, the Auditoría Superior de la Federación (ASF), which played a key role in uncovering major corruption scandals in the previous administration of former president Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), presented the third and final part of its report on federal government expenditure for 2021 on 20 February. The results show that 2021 has been the worst year for the current government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in terms of accounting for its spending as the ASF made more than 3,000 observations, requests, and recommendations. 

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