Mexico has made considerable progress over the last ten years in administrative simplification, transparency and party finance reform. The country is held back by its incapacity to deal with organized crime and violence in a rule of law manner. The judiciary does not manage to hold powerful figures to account, be they office holders, union leaders, or top criminals. There is high demand for good governance by media and civil society, but the lack of accountability of the police, military and top executive, complicated with the organized crime infiltration prevent the many reforms of last years from making a decisive difference. The most urgent reform in Mexico is that of prosecution and law enforcement more generally, which has to become both more lawful and more effective. However, as some regions work better than others Mexico has internally the good models to follow in order to progress.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years