Contract drivers fizzle in effort at blockades

Despite their threats, the blockades by the porteadores were limited Wednesday. Traffic police were out in force and kept a lot of the unlicensed taxi drivers from reaching key points.

The Federación Nacional de Porteadores is one group of contract drivers that opposes a proposal in the legislature that would require them to meet many of the same standards as permitted taxi drivers.

They promised more demonstrations if the bill was approved. It is in committee now.

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