Mexico's top auditor sees consensus for new anti-graft court

February 19, 2015 9:44 PM

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top auditor is optimistic the country can address a crisis of confidence in its institutions, in part by introducing an independent court to sanction public servants for corruption offenses, he told Reuters on Thursday.

Congress is to discuss a so-called new anti-corruption system during its current term and Juan Portal, who heads Mexico's Federal Audit Office (ASF), said there appears to be broad agreement on key aspects of the plan.

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