Owning a car can be expensive - tax, insurance and, of course, petrol. Well, for Mexicans that's about to become even more costly. Gasoline prices there are expected to just by as much as 20 percent in the start of the new year.
Several deaths have been reported in Haiti as people rioted to protest significant increases in gas and fuel prices. Major airlines have canceled flights to the island. Leaders have appealed for calm.
Venezuelans are being faced with crippling gasoline shortages amid mounting problems for the country's oil industry. It's a source of frustration in a country that has the largest crude oil reserves in the world.
At least 24 people are reported to have been killed in Mexico, after a fuel truck crashed into a passenger bus. The vehicles burst into flames, with many of those inside perishing in the blaze.
The proposed ban comes as part French environment minister Nicolas Hulot's ambitious environmental roadmap. The new government is also seeking to make France carbon-neutral by 2050.
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