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    Default Nationwide strike????

    I am planning on going down to Santiago next week on the 27th but a friend just told me of a national strike planned for the 27th-28th, Does anyone know of this or is my friends advise off base?
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    I'd like to know, too. I saw it mentioned in a post on this board within past couple of days, but that is the only thing I have heard about a possible strike on the 27-28th.

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    So far there's a big STRIKE taking place! more to come! keep it lock.

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    Interesting. Just asked a Sosua taxi driver if there was a strike scheduled for 28th and 29th and he said "no".

    That doesn't mean there won't be, but nobody I have asked in Sosua has heard of it.

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    There is, and people are expecting it to be very big.

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    OK will it be dangerous to be out on the roads during this strike?
    I usually have a car that I rent so i was wondering will i be OK driving between Santiago and Puerto Plata?
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    If there is a major, nationwide strike, it is not advisable to be driving on the highway. I don't know that area so don't know whether you would have to pass through demonstrations or not, but generally it is not advisable. I wouldn't even trying to drive from Sosua to Puerto Plata because I know there are areas you'd pass through that take a strike seriously.

    Caribe Tours and Metro buses don't run during a serious strike for fear of damage.

    I'm not yet convinced there will be one, but there is no question the people have a lot of things to strike about.

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    Thumbs down Not So Fast!!!!

    Remember the last "Nation Wide Strike?? I went to work in Santo Domingo all 3 days!! It was basically "NADA"!You never know until the actual day of the strike,whether or not it will be a big deal! Most Dominicans use "Strikes" as a way to stay home and play dominos!Since they have no idea that each day of a National Strike hurts to Country's economy even more!! CCCCCCC

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    Was in La Vega today. Asked a couple of people if they knew about a strike on 28th and 29th. One said that they had heard something but was vague about where. In any event, it was not a hot topic among the few people I spoke with. The driver of the car, a Domincian, knew nothing about any strike.

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    Default The Strike

    It is supposed to be the 28th and 29th. How much energy it generates will depend on how pi$$ed off people are by that time.

    If the discontent is fanned by activists, then it might get sticky in the traditional hotspots: Capotillo, Licey al Medio, Navarete, Camboya....

    Wait for a while.

    Badpiece? You can always bunk here at the hovel...

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