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Luxury cars owned by criminals are turned into police cars
The local government announced the seized vehicles will be used by police officers throughout the state
15 killed in a nightclub shooting in Salamanca, Guanajuato
The attack takes place days after President López Obrador launched an operation to arrest fuel theft leader “El Marro”
Cartel pays civilians MXN $1,000 to fight federal forces
Though reluctant to speak of fuel theft, several residents said they had seen El Marro and that the town was peaceful until “outsiders” began to arrive a few years ago
When society sides with criminals
In Tamaulipas and Coahuila, the Gulf Cartel organized parties to celebrate Children's day every year
José Ramón López won't reveal his secret
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Spoils of war: women murdered by fuel thieves
Women have become the targets of an “extermination war” between criminal groups who are fighting to control fuel theft
Poverty and marginalization, the reasons behind fuel theft
In Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, the scenario of the worst tragedy caused by fuel theft, 55% of the population lives in poverty and 7% lives in extreme poverty
Hidalgo, a paradise for fuel thieves
According to information obtained by EL UNIVERSAL, the state of Mexico, Veracruz, and Nuevo León registered higher levels than Hidalgo for years
The war against fuel theft
The decision to close the fuel pipelines caused the economic strangulation of people and companies in at least 10 states
Tlahuelilpan: a breaking point?
Dozens or hundreds of people gathered around a fuel leak, filling up all kinds of containers with fuel