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Peña Nieto faces more unrest in Mexico

Monday, January 9, 2017


Amid nationwide marches, highway blockades and looting stemming from widespread outrage over an increase in gas prices, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico went on national television to appeal for understanding.

With international oil prices rising and Mexico dependent on gasoline imports, he argued. “Here I ask you,” he said, gesturing at the camera, “what would you have done?” It did not take long for him to get an answer, as social media erupted with suggestions and disgust.

Source: New York Times