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Haley Barbour's Emails: "Free" as in $60,000, to Start

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 24 2011

Mother Jones' David Corn reports that if you want copies of Haley Barbour's emails, it's gonna cost you. Mississippi says it will take 832 hours of human-power to retrieve the governor's emails from the archives -- plus legal review costs, and the state's asking the magazine for $58,000 up front to get started on their Public Records Act request. Barbour's Florida counterpart Rick Scott doesn't have this sort of problem.

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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