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Mexico's pirate ambulances profiteering in the pandemic

MEXICO CITY – Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed.

But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation.The poorly equipped, often broken-down rattletraps ply Mexico City streets listening to emergency radio dispatch frequencies and race to beat legitimate ambulance services to medical emergencies.

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