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Anti-Corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 28, 2019  |  12:15 pm  |  SAC 3.112 Balcony Room B

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Strauss Center was pleased to present Eduardo Bohórquez, the executive director of Transparency International’s Mexico office, for a talk on “Anti-corruption in Mexico: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Governmental corruption was one of the most prominent themes in Mexico’s historic 2018 presidential election. Despite increased citizen activism, surveys reveal deep citizen discontent on the issue, and numerous high-profile corruption scandals have emerged in recent years. The conversation with Eduardo Bohórquez included a discussion about the status of official and citizen-based efforts to combat graft and opacity within Mexico. The talk was moderated by Jake Dizard, Postdoctoral Fellow with the Mexico Security Initiative at the Strauss Center. This talk was co-sponsored by the Mexico Center of LLILAS Benson.

Biography

Eduardo Bohórquez is the executive director of the Mexico office of Transparency International, one of the world’s leading anticorruption organizations. Bohórquez has over twenty years of experience in transparency, anti-corruption and public sector reform, and was a key stakeholder and civil society liaison during the design of Mexico’s new National Anti-Corruption System. He is a board member of Mexico’s Agency for International Cooperation (AMEXCID), the National Council for Open Data, and the National Protected Natural Areas Commission, as well as a former board member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).  

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