New transparency law shifts balance of power in Mexico

Sign On Sandiego takes a look at the the first federal open-records legislation in Mexican history, passed in 2002. The political cost of enacting a transparency law has been high for Fox and his government. But for Mexican citizens, the law has opened the door to a once-secret world and allowed them to see the inner workings of their government.
"This is a very ancient culture of secrecy, of concealing things, so the response by the public has been limited," said José Carreño, who heads the journalism program at Mexico City's Iberoamerican University. "Ordinary people don't know what to do with this information."