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Why Drug Cartels Are Stealing Mexico's Fuel

Oct 21, 2015 | 09:15 GMT
An oil refinery run by Mexican state-owned petroleum company Pemex in Tula, Hidalgo state.
(OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Fuel theft has long been a problem for Mexico, but whereas it was once a crime committed largely by individuals and small localized groups, over the past decade it has transformed into a hugely profitable business for drug cartels looking for new sources of income. With the expansion of organized...

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