Oil drillers face an angry mob in Mexico's guerrilla country (Bloomberg)

01 / ABR / 2017
petroleo

Adam Williams / Bloomberg

When an angry mob torched City Hall in the southern Mexican town of Tecpatan last month, it sent a warning flare across a country already thrown into turmoil by Donald Trump.

The outrage was over oil, specifically the government’s plan to auction off a swath of land around their farming community to private drillers. The locals say they weren’t informed that a date—July 12—had been set. When they found out, they set fire to the two-story town hall, which now sits charred and abandoned, its windows smashed and the iron gate chained shut. The clock on its tower stopped at 10:55.

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Oil drillers face an angry mob in Mexico's guerrilla country (Bloomberg)
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