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Truckers strike snarls traffic across Mexico

October 29, 2019 GMT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Protests by Mexico’s truck and bus drivers are snarling traffic around the country.

The Mexican Alliance of Drivers Organization says its members are striking on the country’s principal highways in 32 states.

They are also blocking some lanes at the principal entrances to Mexico City and surrounding the country’s Congress. In most cases they were blocking only some lanes Tuesday, but letting traffic pass.

The drivers are demanding a ban on double trailer trucks, long seen as a danger on the highways. They’re also complaining of high tolls and fuel costs. And they demand better highway security and an end to abuses by authorities.