Does documentation lead to accountability?

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Puebla implementation of Cuidemo el Voto goes. I think that strong collaboration with local NGO's, capacity building before the election, and working on a smaller scale could contribute toward an implementation that makes a stronger impact.

I'm interested in the pictures citizens took which documented conditional cash transfers. It's great that the Special Prosecutor's office endorsed the information, but did it lead to any accountability? Were any of the politicians or political parties who were accused of buying votes later barred from office? Were any actions taken at all?

For example, on July 5, 2009 someone reported that in Puebla they were offering 500 pesos to vote for the PAN party. But this report wasn't verified and we don't see any kind of followup. Are there examples where a report was verified and led to some sort of sanction, or at least response?


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