Guatemalan bus companies call off threat to strike

Guatemalan bus companies have dropped their threat to go on strike May 30 to press for higher fares. Instead they agreed to hold talks with the government.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A spokesman for the bus companies said they would continue to charge current fares while negotiations continue with the authorities.

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Transport strike threatened in Honduras

June 2008

With the failure of nationwide negotiations with the government transporters in Honduras have threatened to strike as early as Tuesday.

The president of the National Transport Board, Jorge López, said that officials from the Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Housing have called his people liars and have backed away from a promise made June 12 to sign an agreement negotiated earlier.

Public transport back to normal in Nicaragua

May 2008

Public transport returned to normal in Nicaragua after two weeks of strikes, just as gasoline prices rose by a record US$1.30 a liter.

Buses, cargo trucks and taxis went back to work at the weekend in response to the government's proposal to cut diesel prices by US$1.30 a gallon (3.8 liters).

Our strike will continue, Nicaraguan transport leaders say

May 2008

Nicaraguan transport leaders shrugged off a government offer of a fuel subsidy and vowed to continue their strike.

At a meeting with the industry's leaders, Transport minister Fernando Martínez said it would take US$95 million to meet their demands. But – to hoots of derision – he made clear that the funds would have to come from the government rather than the Venezuelan-led Boliviarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).

Salvador's bus companies go on strike

April 2008

Public transport in El Salvador was reduced to about 60 percent of its normal level as several bus companies protested over the government's refusal to raise bus fares.

Police said the availability of buses was down throughout the nation, but the problem was particularly severe in San Salvador and the surrounding area.

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