Miner Grupo Mexico Blames Freight Train Derailments On Sabotage


MEXICO CITY – Mexican miner and infrastructure firm Grupo Mexico on Friday said in a statement that seven freight train derailments were due to “sabotage” and would cost the company 312 million pesos ($16 million).

The incidents happened since April between the key commercial port of Veracruz and central Mexico.

The state of Veracruz on Mexico’s Gulf coast has suffered a wave of violence in recent years as drug cartels seeking to diversify their income streams branch into fuel theft and assaults on trains and trucks.

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