Friday, July 31, 2015

Columbia; the germ of the motion

Taxi drivers in the South American nation's major cities take to the streets, but not to serve the customers;
On Wednesday, July 29, cab owners and drivers took to the streets of Bogotá, Cartagena, Cali, and Pereira to go on strike and protest the unregulated competition they face [from Uber].
.... Major traffic jams ensued in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, as taxi drivers inched through streets.
So, Uber took the opportunity to polish its image;
In response to the strikes, Uber launched a campaign, called #ColombiaNoPara (#ColombiaDoesn’tStop) giving all its users two free rides “to support the mobility” of all Colombians.
And give Columbians a taste of free enterprise. Of which there has usually been a shortage in South America.

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