Mexico, pirates and oil

The number of attacks is up 310% in two years despite efforts by Pemex to prevent them.

Piracy at Pemex: modern-day pirates strip drilling platforms in Gulf of Mexico

Pemex has not only been looted on land in recent years through illegal taps on its petroleum pipelines, but also at sea.

Attacks by pirates on the state oil company’s drilling platforms in the southern Gulf of Mexico increased fourfold over the past three years, according to declassified documents seen by the newspaper Milenio.

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