ON MARCH 12, RIDE-SHARING APP Uber finally began operating in Buenos Aires. Or at least tried to.
While some are understandably excited to have more options to get around town, it’s pretty safe to say that not all porteños are psyched.
José Ibarra, General Secretary of the National Federation of Taxi Driver, recently spoke to Radio Latina to express his bitterness toward Uber. “We knew that at any moment Uber was going to start operating in Argentina,” said Ibarra. “We want to ban its arrival” and “if the Uber issue isn’t resolved, we are going to go on strike.”