Project on Organizing, Development, Education, and Research(PODER) founded (in 2013) and hosts QQW, the largest open data source on businesspeople (including beneficial ownership), companies, and procurement data in Latin America, which contains nearly 8 million individual entries. 

This project has been adapted throughout the region, mainly as the data technology backbone of journalism projects focusing on corporate capture. QQW began with foundational academic research, conducted between 2009-13, which identified corporate interlock, but also the revolving door and quid pro quo bargains between Mexico’s business elite and the country’s president (dating back to 1959), as the mechanism by which theMexican Business Councilcaptured and continues to capture the State.

Select examples of QQW’s data mapping and visualization projects include:

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