April 28 Transport strike announced in Nicaragua
The National Transport Coordinator confirmed today that a national transport strike will begin on April 28. On April 24 (tomorrow) a national march featuring bus, taxi and tractor trucks in the Managua region.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
As the actions to pressure the government were being announced, the Union of Independent Taxi co-operatives confirmed that it is ready to set up four services stations to store cheap fuel for all taxi co-operatives in Managua.
So far, the stoppage involves only interurban transport and cargo carriers, but ultimately it could spread to taxis, motor taxis, microbuses, public bus services), and cooperatives of the National Transport Coordinator (CNT).
Bus companies in Nicaragua stepped up their protest over the government's refusal to allow fare increases. Firms that cover routes toward the north and center of the country withdrew their services and leaders of the movement said no buses would be available in Managua within a matter of hours.
Bus operators could launch a new stoppage later this week if they do not reach agreement with the government over fare increases and other measures.
The price of high-grade gasoline and diesel fuel increased today by five to 10 American cents in Honduras as supplies ran short due to the delayed arrival of a ship.
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