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Death Toll Continues To Rise After Explosion At Mexican Oil Company

Rescue workers found the bodies of three more people over the weekend at the site of an explosion at the headquarters of Mexico's state oil monopoly. Authorities pledged a thorough and transparent investigation into the cause of the blast but no official explanation has been given. The deadly incident comes at a critical time for the new Mexican president, who has pledged to reform the notoriously inefficient state run company. And it's unfortunate timing for the company which is in need of foreign investors.
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