Transport Strike Causes $24 Million Losses

Salvadoran businesses estimate massive lost earnings due to the strike by bus and coach transport companies.

Friday, September 10, 2010

El Salvador's Chamber of Commerce indicated that the transport strike led to the closure of 40% of businesses in three of the country's largest cities, San Salvador, Santa Ana and San Miguel.

El reports part of a communication by the business organization: "losses are estimated to be $24 million, representing criminal damage to the economy. Stores have been severely impacted by this strike and the corresponding uncertainty felt by the country. The government has been asked to review the issue since things cannot be allowed to continue like this".

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