Public transport back to normal in Nicaragua

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.

Monday, May 19, 2008

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).
The strike was called by operators who claimed that high fuel prices were threatening to put them out of business.

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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.

Guatemalan bus companies call off threat to strike

May 2008

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.

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

Guatemalan truckers strike in protest at traffic restrictions

May 2008

Guatemalan truckers launched a strike in protest at a decision by authorities in the capital to restrict their hours of access to the city.

Hundreds of trailers and cargo trucks have been abandoned on roads all over the country, and the strike threatens supplies of food and fuel.

Nicaragua: Stoppage worsens

May 2008

Only Managua's buses, a few taxis and a few inter-urban cooperatives are working. The beginnings of violence are being seen between transport workers who support the strike and those who still carry passengers.

Thousands of citizens who wanted to avoid problems be arriving in Managua early to start work were stymied by buses blocking the streets.

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