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Stories for January 20th 2019

  • Sunday, January 20th 2019 - 05:07 UTC

    Lopez Obrador vows to end fuel theft; dozens die when thieves puncture gasoline pipeline

    “We have to continue with the plan to end fuel theft,” Mr. López Obrador said during a news conference. “We will not stop. We will eradicate this.”

    Mexico’s president vowed on Saturday to redouble his fight against an epidemic of fuel theft after thieves punctured a pipeline north of Mexico City, causing an explosion that killed at least 73 people and injured 75 others. The blast underscored the deadly perils of the fuel-theft racket, which has cost the government billions of dollars a year and has been the target of a weeks' long crackdown by the administration of Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.