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Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly

Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadly*/

– Looting, protests in Mexico over gas price hikes turn deadlyMEXICO CITY (AP) — Protests and looting fueled by anger over gasoline price hikes in Mexico have led to four deaths, the ransacking of at least 300 stores and the arrests of more than 700 people, officials said.The country’s business chambers said the combination of highway, port and terminal blockades and looting this week forced many stores and businesses to close and threatened supplies of basic goods and fuel.The scenes of mass lootings came as parents faced the last shopping day to get presents for their children before the Jan. 6 Epiphany or Three Kings Day holiday.
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Protests & looting across Mexico amid sudden 20% fuel price hike — RT News

Protests & looting across Mexico amid sudden 20% fuel price hike — RT News*/

– Looting and scuffles with police are being witnessed in several states across Mexico, as protests erupt amid a 20 percent fuel price hike.More than 150 people have been detained, with dozens of shops suffering damage, and highways blocked.The 20.1 percent hike was announced on January 1, AFP reports.
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Mexico gas price hike spurs unrest

Mexico gas price hike spurs unrest*/

– Protesters block the entrance to a Pemex gas station as they burn tires during a protest in San Miguel Totolcingo, Mexico.Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that the price spike that took effect on Jan. 1 was a “responsible” measure that the government took in line with international oil prices.The hike is part of a gradual, year-long price liberalization the Pena Nieto administration has promised to implement this…moreProtesters block the entrance to a Pemex gas station as they burn tires during a protest in San Miguel Totolcingo, Mexico.
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