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 Opening Mexico Location

CHICAGO, IL. (November, 2015) – TalaTrans Worldwide Corp., a full service logistics provider focusing on the Latin American market, announces the opening of its newest location, TalaTrans Worldwide Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City, Mexico.

TalaTrans is a full-service logistics provider headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The team of logistics professionals execute shipments in any mode, ground (LTL or truckload), air, ocean and rail for customers of all sizes. The TalaTrans team specializes in shipping to South America and helps clients with customs compliance consulting and warehousing in multiple locations in the United States and South America.

With offices in Chicago, Miami, El Salvador and now Mexico City, Mexico, TalaTrans is expanding its presence in South America to better serve customers. The addition of this location allows the firm’s dedicated transportation professionals the ability to offer ground consolidation services from Mexico City to the USA and all Central American countries. This is just the first of many new offices for the supply chain solutions provider, speedy growth is part of CEO Jesus Talavera’s strategic plan.

“The opening of our Mexico City location eliminates the gap between the USA and El Salvador offices, which enables us to directly manage all three markets,” commented Jesus Talavera, CEO of TalaTrans. “Our commitment to our customers and partners always focuses on continuing the growth of our company in a strategically organized manner, while assuring that high quality service is provided at all times.”

The company has invested in technology that not only links information between TalaTrans offices, but makes customers’ shipping more efficient. This, in addition to the teams’ commitment to customer service, and delivering expert shipping consulting and execution to anywhere in the US and LATAM sets TalaTrans on a trajectory for growth.

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