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Sabotage dangers surge as Mexican freight trains increasingly fall prey to bandits

(Source: Associated Press, May 29, 2018)

MEXICO CITY — Freight train robbers in Mexico are increasingly blocking tracks or loosening rails to stop trains and steal the contents, causing increasing danger. The federal rail agency said Monday the number of cargo thefts increased from 532 in the last quarter of 2017 to 561 in the first quarter of 2018. While that’s only a 5 percent increase, thieves are using more dangerous ways to stop the trains.

Full story: Japan Times

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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