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Gas stations in Mexico run out of gas as government cracks down on fuel theft

Jan 09, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

MEXICO CITY - One of the world's biggest oil producers is facing a man-made crisis: Its gas stations are running out of gas.

There are mile-long lines at filling stations across central Mexico. In some states, public transportation has been halted. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, facing his first major challenge, has urged the country not to panic.

But it was López Obrador's war on fuel trafficking that led to the current crisis - a fight against organized crime and corrupt...