Mexico fuel theft crackdown sparks shortages, puts government on defensive

A fuel dispenser is pictured with a banner reading 'Out of service' at a gas station of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which is closed due shortage of fuel, in Guadalajara, Mexico January 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that his crackdown against fuel theft was yielding positive results, even as the intervention sparked severe fuel shortages in parts of the country and long lines of angry motorists. In a bid to eliminate years of mounting theft, state oil firm Pemex […]

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