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The Women of Caltongo Who Opened the Government’s Doors: Social Accountability at the Edge of Mexico City

The government’s plans to repair a central avenue in the Mexico City neighborhood of Caltongo brought together a group of women of diverse ages and backgrounds who were concerned about the government’s corruption and its lack of public consultation and transparency. They began to organize themselves, forming the group Caltongo Organized, and with the help of the civil society organization ControlaTuGobierno, they accessed government budget and contract information and learned about laws and regulations. This Accountability Note is based on a three-part journalistic series published by Pie de Página on August 19 – 21, 2019.