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    Default More taxi Protests Managua today!!

    Disruptions, pyrotechnics, burning tires at the following rotundas:

    Rotonda Metrocentro (Police blocking traffic)
    Rotonda Periodista (No police presence)
    Sabana Grande/ Mayoreo Intersection. Northern area of Managua.

    More protests at City Hall later on today is expected.

    Reports of removing passengers from taxi's that are not participating and breaking windows of non participating taxi's!

    Have a great Nica day!!

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    As of 2:30 pm Managua is a mess...when that key rotunda is blocked the other roads can not handle the traffic...great way for the cabbies to promote their cause...by making everyone irate with them..

    I know what I am doing.....GOING BACK TO Corn Island!!!

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    As of 1230:

    Rotonda Metrocentro: There are over 50 taxis parked in the northern side of the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area.
    Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, and removing passengers from taxi cabs that are not participating in the protest. Local police officers are blocking access to the rotunda from all four sides.

    Rotonda Periodista: There are over 40 taxis parked in the north and west sides of the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, and removing passengers from taxi cabs that are not participating in the protest. There is no police presence in the area.

    Rotonda Cristo Rey: Taxis parked around the rotunda causing traffic disruptions in the area. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), and burning tires.
    Zumen - Managua City Hall: There are about 400 taxi drivers parked in front of the Managua City Hall. Traffic is closed in the northern area. Taxi drivers are throwing water contained in small plastic bags to vehicles driving by the area. Huembes Market: Local Police have blocked access to the Huembes Market area.
    Sabana Grande/ Mayoreo Intersection. Northern area of Managua. This is reported by the local media. There is a greater number of taxi cabs causing traffic disruption. Protesters are firing mortars (fireworks/ pyrotechnics), burning tires, removing passengers from taxi cabs, and breaking windows of other taxis not participating in the protest.Additionally, local media reports that some groups from the public buses services are joining the taxi protesters to demand other benefits from the local government.

    Enjoy Managua!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Playa Pete View Post
    As of 2:30 pm Managua is a mess...when that key rotunda is blocked the other roads can not handle the traffic...great way for the cabbies to promote their cause...by making everyone irate with them..

    I know what I am doing.....GOING BACK TO Corn Island!!!

    We rarely have taxi problems on Little Corn....actually almost never......actually we have no taxis....actually we have no cars.....actually we have no motorcycles either....but we do have a few bicycles.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    We rarely have taxi problems on Little Corn....actually almost never......actually we have no taxis....actually we have no cars.....actually we have no motorcycles either....but we do have a few bicycles.
    Not a single Luxuery... like Robinson Caruso... It's Primitive as can be....

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    Default Re: More taxi Protests Managua today!!

    But does LCI have Ginger and Mary Ann?

    El Nuevo Diario reports chaos and violence from the taxi drivers.

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    I´ll worry when the taxi drivers start attacking pedestrians for walking them out of business.
    Soy el chele mono.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    We rarely have taxi problems on Little Corn....actually almost never......actually we have no taxis....actually we have no cars.....actually we have no motorcycles either....but we do have a few bicycles.
    Must be nice! Does a wheelbarrow count?

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    Default Re: More taxi Protests Managua today!!

    Actually, a wheelbarrow is about as high tech as we get.
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    And wheelbarrows don't work worth a crap in the sand.

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    Yesterday they arrested some (La Prensa says 40) of the demonstrators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    We rarely have taxi problems on Little Corn....actually almost never......actually we have no taxis....actually we have no cars.....actually we have no motorcycles either....but we do have a few bicycles.
    New roads (sidewalks) have been laid on Little Island the past year, even less congestion now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    New roads (sidewalks) have been laid on Little Island the past year, even less congestion now.
    Yeah buddy ... all that congestion is gone ... friggin traffic at all those stop lights....gone!
    Life's different here ... It's a whole 'nother pace.

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    Default Re: More taxi Protests Managua today!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Yeah buddy ... all that congestion is gone ... friggin traffic at all those stop lights....gone!
    Stop Light? What in the hell is That?
    To be called a "Has Been" I must surmise, is much Greater than to be called a "Nevah Been"... JW...



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