Monday, January 5, 2009
Cisen, Mexico's spy agency, is for the first time carving out some pesos in the budget for an effort to improve its public image. Cisen, you may remember, suffered a fair amount of criticism last year when it was accused of spying on opposition law makers (which the agency denies having done). More broadly, the public has little idea about the agency's operation. The money allocated is puny (about $35,000), so this won't mark a sea change in how Mexicans view Cisen, but it's a good idea.