Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 17, 2019 / 15:19 pm
Amid a crisis caused by the shortage of gasoline in Mexico and the government's fight against the theft and adulteration of fuel, the country's bishops have appealed to the citizenry and called for more truthful and objective information to be given.
Several Mexican states and the country's capital have been affected by a shortage of gasoline in recent days, with long lines at operating gas stations.
The situation is related to a series of measures taken by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to deal with the theft and adulteration of fuel, which is costing the country around $3 billion a year. The government has shut down pipelines, from which fuel is tapped, using trucks and trains to transport fuel instead.
López Obrador has charged that the fuel theft has occurred with complicity within the government and Pemex, the state-owned oil company.