Mexico gas shortages
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Mexico gasoline price hikes spur protests

Mexico gas shortages

A taxi driver fills containers in his trunk with gasoline after waiting for hours at a fuel station in Valle de Bravo, Mexico.

 (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press)
Mexico gas shortages

A man holding a flag that reads “No more gasoline price hikes” films other protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in front of the National Palace in Mexico City.

 (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)
Mexico gas shortages

Drivers wait in line to fill up at a gas station in Valle de Bravo in the state of Mexico. Most of the city’s fill-up stations were closed because they were out of fuel.

 (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press)
Mexico gas shortages

Protesters block Insurgentes Avenue during an hours-long blockade at one of the city’s oldest gas stations in Mexico City. Protesters are blocking roads and stations to protest a government price deregulation that sent the price of fuel up by as much as 20%.

 (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)
Mexico gas shortages

People form a human chain to block access to a gas station as they protest against gasoline price increases in Mexico City. Gas station employees, alerted to the protesters’ plan to shut down the station, suspended operations before their arrival.

 (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)
Mexico gas shortages

A protester holds a flag that says in Spanish, “No more gasoline price hikes,” during an hours-long blockade of one of the city’s oldest gas stations, at a main intersection in Mexico City.

 (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)
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