Bogota Colombia: Taxi Drivers Assault Suspected Uber Driver

Posted on August 4, 2016 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, Latin America Travel

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK reported after a group of taxi drivers turned aggressive toward a driver suspected of working for Uber, the taxi union in Bogotá, Colombia has announced prices for cab fare will rise.

Several taxi drivers beat a man driving a special service van July 31. The white vans were for restricted public and luxury service, also known as “Uber Black” or the “City” Cabify service. The incident occurred between 93rd Street and 85th Street in Bogota, one of the more social and lively areas of the city.

The driver of the special service was reportedly hit when a group of taxis intercepted the vehicle carrying some passengers, which led to a brawl, according to taxi union leader Hugo Ospina. Read Article

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