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 Announces New Office in El Paso, Texas


TalaTrans Worldwide is proud to announce the opening of its newest office in El Paso, Texas, as the company continues to expand its domestic presence. The launch of this location comes in response to continuously increasing demand, with inbound traffic from Asia consistently arriving via Los Angeles, California, to local and Mexican markets.
Strategically located near the United States-Mexico border, the new office is fully equipped with its own fleet of trucks, warehouse and cross-dock operations, significantly facilitating the movement of freight into and out of Mexico. TalaTrans El Paso is prepared to provide customers with the most efficient ground consolidation service from Los Angeles via El Paso to feed into markets in Mexico and the U.S.
“As El Paso serves as one of the primary gateways into the Mexican market, this new location will allow us to cater to both the local and Mexican markets as demand from our customers continues to rise,” TalaTrans Worldwide CEO Jesus Talavera says. “We are eager to meet the needs of all clients and provide the most efficient, high-touch customer service possible.”
The El Paso office launch marks the opening of the company’s third domestic location. TalaTrans Worldwide is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with offices in Miami, Florida; El Salvador; and Mexico City.
By leveraging its deep network of relationships with integral carriers and shippers, TalaTrans provides customized shipping services across all modes, including air, ground, ocean and rail, to its diverse client base. Investments in technology, combined with experience and expertise in the complex Latin American market, enable TalaTrans to offer innovative shipping solutions while maintaining a focus on quality customer service.
About TalaTrans Worldwide
TalaTrans Worldwide provides end-to-end logistics management though a global network of experienced transportation professionals. The firm develops strong ongoing relationships with carriers and shippers and cultivates innovative solutions for any shipping need. With offices in North and South America, TalaTrans values true customer service with a personal touch. For more information, visit http://www.talatransworldwide.com.