Honduras: Truckers Block Nicaraguan Cargo

Honduran haulage contractors have announced a blockade of goods coming from Nicaragua at the end of the month.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The announcement was released in Honduran press by Benjamín Castro, president of the country's Freight Transport Chamber, who did not reveal the exact date chosen.

"Castro states that despite repeated complaints, Honduran hauliers have not received support from the Porfirio Lobo government saying that there is no choice remaining because nobody listens. He adds that they have also approached Nicaraguan authorities, but without success," reports El Nuevo Diario.

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