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Reuters  |  MEXICO CITY 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government unveiled a plan on Thursday to step up use of the armed forces to combat fuel theft, vowing to root out corrupt officials it says are largely responsible for a problem that has cost the country billions of dollars.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told a regular news conference his government would fight the theft "outside and inside" state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), saying authorities were complicit in the bulk of the crimes."This is the theft of national assets, of public funds, of money that belongs to all Mexicans," he ...

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First Published: Thu, December 27 2018. 22:54 IST
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