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Mexicans battling fuel shortage afraid to ‘end up like Venezuela’

The new Mexican government is battling the mafia's massive theft of gasoline. But the consequences are a lack of fuel, growing unrest among the population — and a deadly blaze that resulted from desperate siphoning.

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