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Santo Domingo.- The deputy and head of the bus owners grouped in Fenatrano on  Monday attended his bus company’s business from his seat in Congress, where he accused Government officials of supporting last week’s violent strike in the San Cristobal Highway that left one person dead and two police agents injured.

Juan Hubieres, dubbed one of the country’s “owners” from the impunity despite promoting violent strikes, accused the Government of infiltrating agents in the strike to stoke the showdown with Conatra, a rival group of bus drivers and owners.

“The ambitions of Diandino Peña, the ex Police chief Rafael Guzmán and two parolees created and armed Government-backed gang to destroy Fenatrano and to murder its top leaders, it’s what’s behind the current situation, using the cerberus of Conatra in San Cristóbal to attack the Police, the press and hundreds of Fenatrano buses.

He said the Technical Land Transport Office and the Metropolitan Transport Authority are the agencies who’ve created borders and exclusive spaces for some routes preventing the free transit and creating unfair competition among the bus owners.

Hubieres said the situation in San Cristóbal is the result of Fenatrano’s “comfortable, low cost and dignified passenger transport, the first time in history, with more than 200 fare collectors,” in greater Santo Domingo.

He said Fenatrano wants the free transit law enforced and the elimination of the traced routes so passengers can use the bus of their choice. He added the unions in San Cristóbal stop the passengers from boarding buses from another place several kilometers from town, and seek to control the Haina route, despite having its own buses.

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13 comment(s)
Written by: juanb, 11 Oct 2010 4:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic

The inmates now run the prison.
Written by: BASTA, 11 Oct 2010 4:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
true my man
Written by: Dwayne, 11 Oct 2010 5:03 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Fantino
This is going to do wonders for tourism as it hits the newspapers of other countries. I can see the headlines.
"Rival Bus Lords fight in the streets for Over Territory"

"Tourists encouraged to use taxis while traveling the DR to avoid the Bloody Bus wars"

Written by: gmiller261, 11 Oct 2010 5:15 PM
From: United States

You people disgust me.

This is at least the second time these terrorist thugs have killed someone and you do NOTHING.

You must be a proud race.
Written by: Grullone, 11 Oct 2010 6:21 PM
From: United States
Who would vote for this goon ? they must've given free rides for votes.
Written by: RobertoJose, 11 Oct 2010 8:30 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
SCREW EVERY ONE. Create a government run public transportation, create jobes for law abiding citizen with morals and that take a test to produce a license that makes him/her eligable to drive a BUS.
Create a bus depot with mechanics and a staff to keep this machine moving so that the country wont be held HOSTAGE by these uneducated THUGS.........we can all thank leo for the actions of these men.
Written by: hellborn25, 12 Oct 2010 5:02 AM
From: United States, United states, homes of taxes and every foul philosophy on the planet.
is only a matter of time before they kill this two morons
Written by: El_Platano, 12 Oct 2010 8:49 AM
From: United States, Yonkers, NY
This guy is a straight up Marxist and an embarassment to the country.
Written by: RobertoJose, 12 Oct 2010 9:10 AM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.....Don't sing it, just bring it !!!!
Now that he trew the ball in DR gov court, lets see if the government will defend itself.
Written by: gmiller261, 12 Oct 2010 9:13 AM
From: United States

LF, you call yourself a president? Empty suit loser.

I wouldn't let you run a bodega.
Written by: snoopyy3k, 12 Oct 2010 9:55 AM
From: United States
I still cannot believe this criminal thug. I hope they get rid of this swine POS sooner than later.
Written by: Dwayne, 12 Oct 2010 10:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Fantino
Owner is referring to being head of a bus "owners" group.

dt has documented some of the ways he is standing up to the government. He is using armed mobs (clubs, machetes etc)to stop traffic, bust windows of rival "bus Owners", using violence to try to intimidate people into not using buses owned by other "bus Owner" groups. In most countries this is considered a crime.
Written by: corazondominicano, 12 Oct 2010 7:50 PM
From: United States, Boston

i've been following your comments and every time you say "you people" is offensive to people that are actually trying to make a difference in the island.
it looks like you condemn the actions but i doubt you have much to offer as a solution.
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