03 October 2012

NICARAGUA / VENEZUELA : 05 OCT. UPDATE: 40 Taxistas Arrested Without Bail After 4 Cops Were Injured...In Another Taxi Gas Protest.


     After a recent disturbance where 4 police were injured...a judge ordered protesting 40 taxistas arrested Monday...and held without bail.
     The taxi drivers are angry about the high price of gas...selling at $5.30 per gallon. 
     They protested again Tuesday...demanding larger subsidies from the government.
     But the protest that blocked 3 roads...turned violent...injuring 3 police...one seriously.
     2 taxistas were also injured.
     Nicas pay some of the highest gas prices in the hemisphere despite deep discounts from Venezuela...and ALBA.