According to Reuters, The cessation of subsidies took place from August 2 to 9 in the border cities of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora and Baja California, including Tijuana – one of the busiest border crossings. best of the world.
Mexico’s finance ministry said in a statement that there was a shortage of gasoline due to an imbalance between supply and demand. The agency explained that in the US, the price of gasoline is higher than in Mexico, so many people drove across the border to refuel after fuel prices skyrocketed due to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has long promised to protect consumers from skyrocketing fuel prices.
Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, where an economic crisis accompanied by an energy crisis occurred before the Russia-Ukraine war, the situation worsened.
According to CNN, For three consecutive nights this week, people in the Sri Lankan capital took to the streets to protest the worst economic crisis in decades, in which the measure of cutting power for 10 hours a day will be increased to 13 hours. /day is like “a drop of water that overflows the glass”.
Conflict in front of the Sri Lankan Presidential Palace last night, March 31, police had to use tear gas and water cannon to prevent it – Photo: CNN
And last Thursday night, the protest turned violent. Angry protesters threw bricks and set fires outside the residence of Sri Lanka’s President Gobabaya Rajapaksa, and police had to use tear gas and water cannon to prevent it.
Following the protests, the police imposed a curfew and the President ordered a nationwide public emergency, allowing authorities to arrest people without a warrant. On Saturday night, Sri Lanka declared a nationwide 36-hour curfew, but many people still took to the streets.
In their latest statement today, police said they had arrested 664 people for violating the curfew.
Before that, people in Sri Lanka had to spend many hours of the day queuing to buy fuel and gas. In addition, people are still facing shortages of food and medicine, and the cost of basic goods has skyrocketed.
The Sri Lankan government is still seeking financial support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and regional powers.
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