The Human Cost of Mexico’s Illegal Fuel Trade

The illegal tapping of fuel is becoming one of Mexico’s most pressing economic issues. As cartels muscle into the practice, thefts are rising—and so is the death toll: On Jan. 18, 2019, Mexico experienced its deadliest pipeline explosion. Reporter Matthew Bremner discusses what led to the tragedy and how the survivors of the blast are struggling to heal.

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