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No Deal Reached between Honduran Government, Transport Sector after 3 Days of Strike

TEGUCIGALPA – The Honduran government and the leaders of transport sector leaders, who are demanding a reduction in fuel prices, have failed to come to an agreement after three days of a national transport strike, Cabinet Secretary Ebal Diaz said on Monday.

Taxi, van and bus drivers have been striking across the Central American nation over high fuel prices, after initially calling for higher transport fares.

“So far we have not been able to come to an agreement, we have made a very beneficial agreement for the transport sector, hopefully the leaders will be able to convey that,” Diaz said to local television channel Canal 5.

He added that if the transport drivers continued the strike, which began on Thursday, all classes and government activities would be suspended on Tuesday.

“We cannot put youngsters, children (...) at risk, we have had violent incidents, vandalism in some cases and this puts people’s physical integrity at risk,” Diaz said.

The strike has affected other sectors of the economy, including the intercity transport service between the major cities and cargo transport.

“So far we have had no breakthrough, we are going to continue working to achieve an agreement,” Diaz said without giving any details of the offer made by the government to the transport sector leaders.

Transport leaders are demanding a reduction of 20 Honduran Lempiras ($0.82) per gallon (3.7 liters) of fuel, which officials say would have detrimental effect on the country’s economy.

 

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