President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s response to a blast that killed dozens, many stealing fuel, has exposed a central tension between two of his policy vows: fighting crime and lifting the poor.
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The explosion was caused by thieves who punctured a gas pipeline north of Mexico City. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to crack down on fuel theft, a longstanding problem in the country.
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The pipeline north of Mexico City exploded after thieves ruptured the line, causing an explosion that killed at least 79 people and injured 81 others.
The explosion came amid an epidemic of fuel thefts across the country. Initial reports said dozens were killed or injured.
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