Teachers block traffic at Mexico-Guatemala border


Members of the CNTE teachers’ union in Oaxaca and Chiapas maintains at least 20 blockades, including three at international border crossings with Guatemala. Affected are the Talismán crossing in Tuxtla Chico, Ciudad Hidalgo in Suchiate and Ciudad Cuauhtémoc in Frontera Comalapa. The union says they will remain until the Mexican government repeals its education reforms.

Initially, there were signs that that the union and its sympathizers were relenting somewhat to the government demand that the highway blockades in Oaxaca and Chiapas must come down before there is further dialogue.

There were broad hints by the federal government last week that it would move to clear the blockades in Oaxaca and Chiapas, but nothing materialized, likely for fear of another violent confrontation such that which took place June 19 when police attempted to clear the blockade at Nochixtlán. At least nine teachers died.

Members of the CNTE have said that the blockades will not be removed, they will continue with the protests throughout borders and highways.


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TalaTrans Worldwide Certified OTI and NVOCC

CHICAGO, IL. (August, XX 2015) – TalaTrans Worldwide Corp., a leading provider of logistics services, specializing in the Latin American marketplace, announces successful certification as an Ocean Freight Forwarder (OTI) and Non-Vessel-Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC).

As a full-service logistics partner, TalaTrans supports outsourced shipping in any mode, ground (LTL or truckload), air, ocean or rail. The company offers customs compliance consulting and warehousing in multiple locations in the United States and South America.

The Federal Maritime Commission has certified that TalaTrans Worldwide is a holder of OTI license, as such, is duly authorized to carry on the business of providing freight forwarder services to facilitate shipment via an oceangoing common carrier from the United States and its territories of possessions to foreign countries and NVOCC services for the provision of transportation by water via common carriers between the United States, its territories or possessions, and foreign countries.

“Obtaining the OTI and NVOCC certifications is key to delivering value for our customers,” commented Jesus Talavera, CEO of TalaTrans. “These certifications will help us execute on our customers’ behalf even more effectively.”

The company has invested in technology that to make our shipping more efficient, are committed to customer service, and delivering expert shipping consulting and execution to anywhere in the US and LATAM.

About TalaTrans Worldwide:

TalaTrans Worldwide provides end-to-end logistics management though a global network of experienced transportation professionals. Dedicated logistics professionals develop relationships with carriers and shippers and cultivate innovative solutions for any shipping need. With offices in both North and South America, TalaTrans values true customer service with a personal touch. www.talatransworldwide.com