Bolivian Thoughts opinion: Over 36 days of the strike and slowly, but steadily other sectors begin to acknowledge the danger of this absurd government’s norm!
El Mundo reports:
Heavy transport announces national strike for January 2
According to Salinas “the new Penal Code penalizes us three times and also considers that every driver is already guilty of an accident when it occurs and punishes him with the loss of his driver’s license”
The National Heavy Transport determined to begin a strike with roadblocks from January 2 as a way to reject articles 137 and 205 of the Criminal System Code (CSP), informed the national sector leader Gustavo Salinas today.
“On Thursday we have a national extension of all transport sectors, both cargo and passengers and there we will communicate our decision to enter an indefinite blockade and stoppage since January 2 in rejection of articles 137 and 205 of the Penal Code System, which considers all transport drivers as murderers,” said the representative of heavy transport.
According to Salinas “the new code penalizes us three times and also considers that every driver is already guilty of an accident when it occurs and punishes him with the loss of his driver’s license, which for us is losing our profession, we must also pay the accident victims and go to jail.”
The carrier added “with this law no one will want to drive a transport either passengers or cargo, because nobody defines when there is an accident, but for the standard there is already a culprit”.
With similar criteria, the Andean Transport Federation of El Alto, through its leader Víctor Tarqui, announced that it will take the national extension to the position of rejection of article 137 of the Criminal System Code and the adoption of a national strike immediately.