Truckers Launch Highway Blockades Nationwide

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In order to protest mounting insecurity along Mexico’s highways and toll charges, as well as increasing fuel prices, dozens of heavy cargo trucks set up blockades on Tuesday, March 22, in at least 20 states.

Members of the Mexican Alliance of Organization of Transporters (Amotac) began their mobilizations with a blockade in the vicinity of the Federal Chamber of Deputies in Mexico City.

There were also blockades in Aguascalientes on Route 45 South; in Xalapa, Veracruz, Aguascalientes on the road to Banderilla and on the Federal Highway 140 Vigas-Perote; and in the Cancun-Mérida Highway in Quintana Roo.

Likewise, blockades were reported on the Zaplotanejo Highway and Patria Avenue, in Tonalá, Jalisco; on the Chiapa de Corzo-San Cristóbal de las Casas Highway, in Chiapas; and on the Millennium Boulevard, in León, Guanajuato.

Later in the day, more were reported in Morelos, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Yucatán, Tabasco, Campeche, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca and Hidalgo.

The Amotac said that it has gathered more trucks along Mexico’s major highways and would create more blockades is the government does not address their demands.

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