Truckers in Peru threaten largest strike in a decade

Since Tuesday, March 16th, hundreds of members of the interprovincial land transport union of cargo and passengers (COTRAP-APOIP) began a strike that includes road blockades throughout the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian cargo and passenger transport union urged the government to meet its demands or the indefinite strike that began on Tuesday will become "the largest in the last decade" in the country, said its top leader, Martin Ojeda.

"The strike is indefinite, it is perhaps the largest strike in the past ten years in the country and it is the second we have held since 2009, not even the agricultural strike has this magnitude at national level," Ojeda said in reference to a major shutdown staged by farmers in the south and north of the . . .

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