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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 97 17:19:02 CST
From: scott@rednet.org (Peoples Weekly World)
Subject: Around Latin America
Organization: Scott Marshall
Article: 20995

Minibus drivers

By Daniel Vila, People's Weekly World
1 November 1997

A 12-hour strike by unionized private minibus owners Oct. 21 forced the government to reconsider its plan to impose a change in the rates the drivers charge passengers. The strike, which was originally planned for 48 hours, was reduced to 12 after the government agreed to negotiate. Drivers want to continue charging a fixed rate of 50 cents for a complete trip while the government prefers rates to be adjusted to the distance traveled. The government also wants to regulate the number of hours they can be on the streets.

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