Cargo Transport Paralyzed in Nicaragua

Due to the protests that continue to affect the country, the transporters union has made the decision to remove all of its units from circulation on the streets as of this week.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

From the beginning of this week the Association of Nicaraguan Transporters (ATN), which brings together around 17,500 truckheads and 50,000 trucks of between 4.6 and 8 tons, reported that due to the crisis it is impossible to transit through the country. 

See: "Crisis delays the opening of new businesses"

The president of the ATN, Marvin Altamirano, explained last Tuesday to Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "...'We have been left stranded by the different protests that are going on in each place (in Nicaragua). What we are asking is for talks to start as soon as possible. We have now seen almost a month (of demonstrations) and we have not been able to work freely, and today we are completely paralysed'."

See also: "The losses generated by the crisis"

Altamirano added that " ...'This affects everyone. We are on strike now, if you want to call it that. Not because the sector has decided to go on strike, but because the traffic jams that exist in each city no longer let us get through and we are forced to stop work."

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