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sing fuel prices in Mexico means the cost of these tortillas, a staple food for millions of Mexicans will increase too.>>
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> We don't consume as much meat as before, so food now consists of more vegetables than meat for health and economic reasons. Also with clothes, accessories that are not necessary, we limit them a little more. And according to local media, the rising costs of food and fuel have triggered looting in several states.
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Generally speaking, I think this will affect everyone, I can't work with anything else here but gas.>> The price of corn tortillas is forecast to rise as much as 21%, a serious concern for millions in Mexico, where the minimum wage is around $5 a day. Many have expressed their outrage over social media.
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>> With presidential elections looming in July, the government is concerned about possible protests that could affect his popularity among voters.