Creation of a new anti-corruption prosecutor’s office in Mexico

On 12 March 2014, the executive order that creates the Fiscalía Especializada en Materia de Delitos Relacionados con Hechos de Corrupción (specialised office for prosecuting offences related to corruption) was published by the Mexican attorney-general (Procurador General de la República). The new office’s purpose is to investigate and prosecute corruption and other federal offences committed by public servants.

The creation of this new office is in response to last month’s constitutional amendments on several political topics. Further, this constitutional amendment replaces the Procuraduría General de la República with the Fiscalía General de la República. These changes to the constitution are part of a group of amendments that the current administration is boosting in order to combat corruption…

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