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US alert as Cancun taxi drivers block road, harass Uber cars


MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Mexico’s resort-studded Caribbean coast after medallion taxi drivers started harassing and attacking drivers from the ride-sharing app Uber and their clients. Taxi drivers even blocked one of the main roads leading to the hotel district in the resort of Cancun Monday. That forced some tourists to walk or catch rides in police pickups to get their flights out, or check in. The State Department advised travelers that “past disputes between these services and local taxi unions have occasionally turned violent, resulting in injuries to U.S. citizens in some instances.”

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