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The “municipal opacity” in Edomex spreads like a plague

Refuse 70.4% of Mexican municipalities to transparency


The “municipal opacity” in Edomex spreads like a plague

In 2018, the opacity in accountability by the municipalities of the State of Mexico became a general rule and not the exception, when increasing, the list of municipalities that entered into a “critical” situation regarding transparency, with which 70.4% of the 125 municipalities failed this indicator in the audits that were performed on their performance in transparency last year.

According to the results of the 2018 Public Account carried out by the Supreme Audit Authority of the State of Mexico (OSFEM), “Concentration of Results of the Municipal Inspection” issued on its website, it is established that at the state level, 70.4 % of the municipalities presented significant breaches in terms of transparency. So “access to public information is not guaranteed optimally to citizens”.

In the Edomex the body responsible for providing public information and accountability, is the Institute of Transparency, Access to Public Information and Protection of Personal Data of the State of Mexico and Municipalities (INFOEM), through its web portal, System of Access to Mexican Information.

According to the document, and derived from the Law of Transparency and Access to Public Information of the State of Mexico and Municipalities (LTAIPEMyM), a large part of the Mexican municipalities, do not comply with some of the 52 fractions established in Article 92 of said law that guarantees your right. The above is observed in the following graph:
As can be seen in the graph, 88 of the 125 municipalities of the State of Mexico, obtained in their evaluation the denomination of “Critical and/or insufficient”, this being the highest percentage: 70.4%, followed by 18 other municipalities, a who qualified under the criterion "Sufficient", representing 14.4% of those evaluated. Finally, only 19 Mexican municipalities, in their processes and elements of access to public information, were evaluated as “Adequate and / or Good”, reflecting 15.2%.

The foregoing reflects the lack of compliance and dissemination of information on public accounts and actions by municipal governments towards citizens.

Translator: Martín Caballero


By: Víctor Jiménez González


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