CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS — (Prensa Latina) Honduran drivers paralyzed today about 2,000 buses in the capital in protest against the inactivity of the authorities given the violence they face.
The strike began in the morning in the Central District of Tegucigalpa and included a walk, to which also joined the Honduras Taxi Drivers Association.
44 of our coworkers have been killed since the start of 2014. The situation being experienced by the sector is unsustainable and no one wants to work with us for fear, denounced the director of that association, Ã”scar Castillo.
Meanwhile, the President of the Union of Urban Transport, Jorge Lanza, told the media that in the course of the year about 50 bus operators have died violently in the country.
We do not know what to do, we are dismayed by the insecurity prevailing, this situation is unbearable, he said.
In recent days three drivers were killed and several sectors have denounced the lack of action by the authorities in this regard.
Honduras is considered one of the most violent countries in the world and according to the United Nations has one of the highest homicide rate per person in the world.