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Petrol price hike sparks protests and looting in Mexico

Anger over a petrol price hike has sparked protests and looting across Mexico.

It has resulted in four deaths, the ransacking of 300 stores and the arrest of more than 700 people, according to officials.

The combination of blockades and looting forced many businesses in Veracruz to close, threatening the supply of basic goods and fuel.

The president defended the decision to increase prices by 20 per cent, making the cost of a gallon of petrol almost as high as the daily minimum wage.

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