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Death toll reaches 73 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror

“By Saturday evening the death toll from Friday’s blaze had risen to 73, with another 74 people injured and dozens more were missing” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. A second pipeline burst into flames Friday in the neighboring state of Queretaro as a result of another illegal tap.His administration also shut down pipelines to detect and deter illegal taps, relying more on delivering fuel by tanker truck.The crackdown has led to widespread fuel shortages at gas stations throughout the country as Pemex deviates distribution, both licit and illicit. Source: cnbc.com

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MEXICO CITY — A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold.

“I am calling on the entire population not to be accomplices to fuel theft,” Fayad wrote” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The blast will further focus attention on Lopez Obrador’s fight against the $3 billion per-year illegal fuel theft industry.MEXICO CITY (AP) — A massive fireball that engulfed people scooping up fuel spilling from a pipeline ruptured by thieves in central Mexico killed 21 people and badly burned 71 others in what was a chronicle of a tragedy foretold.The leak was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in the small town of Tlahuelilpan,…

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Upskirting Is Finally Going To Be Made Illegal

“Campaigner Gina Martin has been calling for a change in the law to make upskirting a sexual offence since she was a victim at a music festival in 2017” writes Sophie Gallagher for huffingtonpost.com. Upskirting (the practice of taking photographs under someone’s clothes without their permission) is set to become illegal in England and Wales after the bill cleared its final legal hurdle on Tuesday.The next step for the bill is the consideration of any amendments and then royal assent – a requirement before it becomes law.If they don’t do…

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The ‘tanker mafia’ using illegal hydrants to sell drinking water on the black market in parched Karachi

“For a couple of minutes, the so-called tanker mafia were happy to show off one of their illegal hydrants in the west of the city, before becoming jumpy and insisting I left” writes Ben Farmer for telegraph.co.uk. For all the caution, one might suspect their contraband trade involved something more exotic than water. But in a parched city growing at a runaway rate, water is big black market business. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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Gains, growing pains mark California’s 1st year of legal pot

“Marijuana farms proliferate in Santa Barbara County and legal pot shops are never far away in San Francisco” reports thebusinessjournal.com. Company president Steve Gutterman praised the state’s efforts to open the legal market — the consumer is getting quality, safe products.A battle over home deliveries of pot in communities that have banned marijuana businesses could end up in court.Larger companies can weather the transition to the legal market — some say government rules favor them — but smaller operators are taking out second and third mortgages, industry experts say.The illegal…

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