Public Security Secretary(SSP) Jesús Rodríguez Almeida reported that 500 Mexican soldiers are currently monitoring the Minatitlan-Mexico pipelinebecause of the increase in fuel theft.
Theft of fuel is a worrying issue in the country. In recent years, it has had an alarming growth and very few are caught by this crime. With the opening of the market, the government must improve security conditions.
Municipalities of southern Veracruz filed for bankruptcy because of the lack of federal fund payments which led them to close all municipal offices and suspended their services.
The criminal gang Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) seeks to take control of the drug business in Mexico, creating a new tide of violence and corruption, according to a report in Cable Noticias.
A few years ago this group was under the command of the known drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. But with the head of the Sinaloa Cartel behind bars, the CJNG has seized territories, looking for domination of Mexico´s narco underworld, challenging their former boss.
The cumulative number of clandestine oil taps showed an 8.09% fall in January-September compared to the same period last year. It was reported a total of 4,183 attacks at Pemex´s pipelines during the nine months of 2016. While last year, the sum was 4,551 assaults, according to a statement of the oil-company.
A vessel fire caused an explosion in the coast of Veracruz, not injured or killed were reported, according to a Pemex´s press release. The incident occurred on the ship “boroughs” in the anchorage area of six nautical miles from the coast.
The Congress Permanent Commission called the Ministers of Finance and Energy to give explanations due to the gasoline and electricity prices increase. Director of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) was cited also.
Veracruz, one of the states with large oil-activity in Mexico, is living an environment of complaints among politicians for corruption.
Miguel Angel Yunes, next Governor of Veracruz, has been accused of “illicit enrichment” and “money laundering”.
The tropical storm Earl left 49 people dead in total after passing through Mexico.
According to a report in Univision, Luis Felipe Bridge, National Coordinator of Civil Protection said that in Puebla, the deceases number was 35, but this figure may rise because they have not visited all the affected areas.
The insecurity in Mexico is something that worries the population or at least seven out of 10 feel insecure in the city where they live, according to the National Urban Public Safety Survey (ENSU) conducted by the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI) in June.