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Fiery Blast in Mexico Kills Dozens

The explosion was caused by thieves who punctured a gas pipeline north of Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to crack down on fuel theft, a longstanding problem in the country.
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Illegal Pipeline Tap Explosion Kills 66 In Mexico; 85 Missing

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the scene of carnage. Just a few feet from where the pipeline passed through an alfalfa field, the dead seem to have fallen in heaps, perhaps as they stumbl...
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Mexico explosion: scores dead after burst pipeline ignites

At least 66 dead and 76 injured in blast that occurred as people tried to fill containers with fuel The death toll from the explosion of a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves in central Mexico has risen to 66, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said on Saturday. At a news conference with the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Hidalgo governor, Omar Fayad, said 76 people had also been injured in Friday evening’s explosion, which happened as people tried to fill containe...
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The Latest: Mexico to investigate pipeline explosion

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a pipeline fire in Mexico (all times local):9 a.m.Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the attorney general's office will investigate an illegal pipeline tap in central Mexico... [Author: [email protected]]
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Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard — but it weakens controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he’s not satisfied with the bill that passed the night before and hopes the […]
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Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and that officials are also arranging with private railroads to transport fuel. After taking office Dec. 1, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador launched an offensive […]
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Mexico's President Fights Gas Crisis, While Mexicans Endure Long Lines With Jokes

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says his crackdown on stolen fuel is working, but long waits in several states persist, distribution bottlenecks continue and new acts of gas theft are reported.(Image credit: Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
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Fuel thieves hit critical Mexican pipeline again

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says fuel thieves have again damaged a critical pipeline that supplies the capital with fuel piped in from the Gulf coast.Lopez Obrador says that the thieves' intent... [Author: [email protected]]
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Mexico officials skip congressional testimony on fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Top officials from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's administration on Tuesday did not attend a congressional committee convened to question them over the government's strategy in a crackdown on fuel theft. Lawmakers had asked Energy Minister Rocio Nahle, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua and Octavio Romero, chief executive of state oil company Pemex, to appear in Congress. "This is an unprecedented slight to the legislative branch," said Vanessa Rubio, a senato...
Tags: Science, Congress, Mexico, Pemex, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Reuters Top, Carlos Urzua, Octavio Romero, Rocio Nahle, Vanessa Rubio


Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stopped short of declaring victory over the country’s fuel theft scourge, but says the government is making progress. Long lines continue at gas stations in many parts of the country, but Lopez Obrador says the government is getting control. He says security patrols have […]
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Mexican fuel shortage stretches into second week

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is urging the country to remain patient as gasoline shortages stretch into their second week while he battles to stem fuel theft at pipelines. Lines of cars at service stations across Mexico stretch for blocks, with some drivers turning up well before trucks arrive with […]
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Mexico widens small pension program to all country’s elderly

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has expanded nationwide a program that provides small pensions to Mexicans over age 68, an extension of an effort that he began in Mexico City while mayor of the capital in 2000. Lopez Obrador said Sunday that the elderly will receive 2,550 pesos — about […]
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Pemex's New York roadshow spooks investors, yields spike

Yields on the debt of Mexican state-run oil company Pemex rose sharply this week after the company failed during presentations in New York to lay out a clear plan to reduce debt and increase output, analysts said. Pemex faces the possibility of a credit ratings downgrade due to costly proposals by the new government of leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador that include plans to build a new refinery and upgrade existing ones. Half a dozen investors and analysts who either attended or w...
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Mexico City pipeline hit by 'sabotage' amid crackdown on fuel theft

A major fuel pipeline that supplies Mexico City remained closed after two ruptures in a single day, the president said on Friday, as the government works to stem shortages that have frustrated motorists and triggered economic risks. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's offensive against fuel robbers marks the leftist's first attempt to tackle entrenched corruption since taking office on Dec. 1. Criminal groups have tapped pipelines and stolen tanker trucks carrying diesel and gasoline in th...
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Mexican president backtracks on military-led National Guard

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s public security secretary says the new administration has listened to the public’s concerns about the proposed National Guard and will place it under civilian authority. Alfonso Durazo told lawmakers in Mexico’s lower legislative chamber Friday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has changed his mind about the formation of the […]
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Mexico gas shortage fuels long lines at the pump

Gas stations in at least six Mexican states and the country's capital have been running dry for days. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has called for calm.
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Mexico deploys 4,000 troops, choppers against pipeline theft

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has ordered helicopters and 4,000 troops to guard the nation’s pipelines and fuel depots in an offensive against massive fuel theft. The helicopters are watching for organized gangs that drill illegal taps into underground ducts carrying gasoline and diesel. Long lines continued at gas stations […]
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Mexico investigates battle between drug gangs that left at least 20 dead

The bodies, some burned, found in the northern border town of Tamaulipas that’s convulsed by fighting to control drug traffickingMexican authorities are investigating a battle between two suspected gangs that left at least 20 bodies, 17 of them burned, in a border town near where Donald Trump will visit on Thursday to win support for his plan to build a wall.President Andres Manuel López Obrador said at his daily morning news conference that initial information pointed to a “battle between two g...
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Mexican president claims sabotage, no retreat in fuel fight

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Gasoline and diesel shortages are mounting in Mexico, but President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is vowing not to retreat in his battle against fuel theft gangs.Lopez Obrador is blaming sabotage of a key pipeline... [Author: [email protected]]
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Mexico fuel shortage worries industry as lines in capital grow

Gasoline shortages in Mexico sparked by a crackdown on fuel theft prompted warnings from business leaders that industries like carmaking will suffer if the shortfalls persist as lines at gas stations in the capital grew on Wednesday. The drive to eradicate a crime that has deprived state coffers of billions of dollars is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first major move against chronic corruption since taking office on Dec. 1, but risks angering consumers and hurting the economy. Crimin...
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Mexican fuel shortage worries industry as lines grow in capital

Gasoline shortages in Mexico sparked by a government crackdown on fuel theft prompted warnings from business leaders that industries like carmaking will suffer if the problem persists, while lines at gas stations grew in the capital on Wednesday. The drive to eradicate a crime that has drained billions of dollars from state coffers is President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first major move against chronic corruption since taking office on Dec. 1. Lopez Obrador said fuel theft has dropped to t...
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President calls on Mexicans to help in battling fuel thefts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new president is calling on his countrymen to help battle against fuel thefts, as long lines spread to gas stations in Mexico City.The fuel scarcity arose because of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's decision... [Author: [email protected]]
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Mexico defends hands-off stance on Venezuela

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his administration's hands-off policy on Venezuela Monday, saying it marked a return to the country's longstanding policy of non-intervention.
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Mexico fuel theft crackdown sparks shortages, puts government on defensive

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 has changed its distribution, triggering shortfalls in at least six states, including Guanajuato, a major car-making hub in central Mexico. Guanajuato's state government said that less t...
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Gas stations in Mexico are running dry after the state-owned oil company cracked down on rampant fuel theft

Mexico shifted some gas distribution from pipelines to trucks, in order to curb rampant theft by criminal gangs. The changes led to shortages and long lines at gas stations in at least six of the country's states. State-owned Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it was working to fix the delays. Shipping fuel by truck is much more expensive than via pipeline, an oil analyst told Reuters, and the issues could affect Mexico's broader economy.  Widespread gasoline shortages have been reported acr...
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Mexican president says fuel theft plan working despite shortages

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that the country's offensive against fuel theft was yielding good results and would continue, though it has provoked fuel shortages and long lines of angry motorists. As part of the campaign to combat chronic theft of gasoline, state oil firm Pemex is changing its distribution, triggering shortages in at least six states. Lopez Obrador said at a news conference that the government had not established a date for when operations would ...
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Mexico offensive against fuel theft leaves motorists stranded

A Reuters witness said many gas stations in the city of Guadalajara in Jalisco state were closed on Sunday, and that there were long lines of motorists at those that were operating. Violent criminal gangs have for years used fuel theft as a way to supplement their income, hurting Mexico's refineries, bleeding money from state coffers and driving bloodshed as they fight rivals and extort oil workers. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in December, said on Friday that the sho...
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Mexico launches plan to stimulate US border economy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has launched an ambitious plan to stimulate economic activity on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border despite recent U.S. threats to close the border entirely.Mexico... [Author: [email protected]]
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Central American migrants protest closure of Tijuana shelter

The arrival of several thousand migrants in recent months, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, has challenged Mexico's new president to make good on pledges to protect migrants in Mexico, just as the United States makes it increasingly hard for them to cross the border. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who began his presidency last month, has yet to detail how he will improve what he has described as deplorable conditions for people trekking thousands of miles across Mexico to the U.S. b...
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Mexican president Amlo reveals $23,000 in savings – and no credit card

Leftwing president cut his own pay to $65,000 a yearAmlo to sell presidential plane and travel in Volkswagen JettaDespite spending his adult life in a political system where public service is seen as a route to self-enrichment, Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has revealed that he has a little less than $23,00 in savings. Related: 'It's a comfy plane': Mexico's Amlo seeks buyer for presidential jet Continue reading...
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