By Dialogo September 22, 2011 Mexico has joined a group of some fifteen countries that have consented to receive an Organization of American States (OAS) mission in 2012 that will evaluate their situation with regard to corruption, the organization announced in a statement issued on September 20. Mexico’s OAS delegation announced that it has agreed to receive the visit, planned for 2012 as part of the implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, a statement indicated. In addition, Mexico volunteered to be one of the first countries to be evaluated under the anti-corruption convention, the OAS announced. Up to now, the countries that have agreed to receive visits are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the United States, and Uruguay. The OAS hopes that the other countries belonging to the hemispheric organization will agree to be audited, the statement added.