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.
"We've made sure there will be a fuel price reduction," said José Merlo Mendoza, president of the taxi union.

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Bus strike moves up a gear in Nicaragua

May 2008

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.

Orlando Núñez, an adviser to the government on social policies, said he backed the protests.

Fuel in short supply in Honduras amidst general scarcity

May 2008

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.

The new price in Tegucigalpa for high-grade gasoline is four dollars and 17 cents per gallon, while diesel fuel is now three dollars and 65 cents, the government's Administrative Commission for Petroleum announced.

National transport stoppage in Nicaragua

May 2008

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).

There are concerns that the labor force could be immobilized in the "bedroom communities" where they live, and that food and non-perishable cargo could be undeliverable.

Salvadorean carriers could stop work again

April 2008

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.

Transport association leaders left a meeting with Public Works Minister Jorge Nieto this morning after failing to reach agreement.

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