Mexico City Cab Drivers up in arms over Uber

Posted on June 12, 2015 • Filed under: Business, Conflicts, Mexico, Mexico Travel Partlow – reported in recent months, Mexico City’s taxi drivers, who operate the largest fleet in the world, with 140,000 registered cabs, have rallied together to try to drive out Uber. Against their high-tech adversary, some taxi drivers have gone old school: baseball bats to windshields, slashed tires, bare fists. One day in late May, taxi drivers went on strike demanding the government outlaw the service, as well as rival applications such as Cabify. More than 1,000 people marched chanting “Uber Out” and taxi drivers used their cars to block streets across the city, further ensnarling traffic. Read Article

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