Fox, Cabinet members plan to release occasional progress reports |

Fox, Cabinet members plan to release occasional progress reports

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) – President Vicente Fox and his Cabinet members plan to release occasional reports on the progress they have made, the president’s spokeswoman said Monday.

The president will begin Wednesday by talking about his first six months in office and his Cabinet members will soon follow, offering reports each month, spokeswoman Martha Sahagun said.

Fox took office Dec. 1, ending 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He has promised to fight widespread corruption, make government more efficient and create thousands of new jobs.

In March, Fox marked his first 100 days in office by pledging ”to get to the bottom” of Mexico’s problems of crime and corruption. He said his administration had focused on economic and social projects, as well as making peace with the Zapatista rebels in southern Chiapas state.

The rebels staged an uprising in 1994, demanding Indian rights and autonomy. Since taking office, Fox has worked to bring them back to peace talks. But negotiations have stalled over Congress’ new version of an Indian rights bill, which the rebels don’t support.

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