The mayor and the ministry of finance of Mexico City refuse to give information to a district court, in reference to the way in which the fund for the reconstruction has been spent.
On April 4, 2018, the Eighth District Court on Administrative Matters in Mexico City admitted an amparo, sponsored by Rusconi & Sauza, against the Head of Government and the Ministry of Finance of Mexico City, due to their abstention in issuing the rules that would enable the Fund for the Reconstruction of Mexico City, amounting to $ 5,000 million pesos, to be exercised in favor of the victims of last year’s earthquake.
At the moment of admitting the application for amparo, the District Judge granted an injunction consisting of the obligation of the authorities to send the judge, immediately, the information related to the manner in which the fund for the reconstruction has been spent to date. However, far from complying with the court order, the Head of Government and the Secretary of Finance, as of May 31, 2018, have refrained from providing any information regarding the manner in which the resources have been exercised. Therefore, by resolution issued on May 17, 2018, the Eighth District Judge on Administrative Matters warned the Head of Government and the Secretary of Finance to impose them a fine equivalent to one hundred times the current minimum wage in Mexico City, in case they do not report completely and immediately, how the money for the reconstruction has been spent.