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Protests in Michoacán, Mexico, Continue to Disrupt Rail and Road Traffic

October 8th, 2021 For more than two months, teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers union have been halting rail traffic in the municipality of Uruapan, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. The blockade began on July 18 in Caltzontzin, between the Port of Lazaro Cardenas and Morelia, when...

Education workers disrupt rail traffic in Michoacán, halting cargo movements

In mid-July, teachers of the National Coordinator of Education Workers union began halting rail traffic in the municipality of Uruapan, in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. To discover what actions supply chain managers can consider to mitigate risk related to ongoing rail blockade events, download the Everstream report.

Record-Breaking Rail Blockade Activity Upends Freight Movements in Mexico

Amidst economic insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple long-standing disputes have flared in Mexico over the course of 2020, leading to a record-setting year of protest activity involving rail blockades. In 2019, protests involving rail blockades were recorded on a total of 64 days. In 2020, more than 143...

Production Halts and Industrial Action
in Mexico Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has severely impacted manufacturing operations in Mexico, forcing hundreds of manufacturing plants to close. Those which remain open are facing industry-wide protests as workers demand factory closures over fears of infection. Industry-wide strikes have taken place at plants in multiple cities. Learn more…

Mexico: Blocked Railroads Impact Automotive Supply Chains

Impact on Automotive Supply Chains Between late January and mid-February 2018, automotive supply chains across Mexico were affected by intermittent protests by education workers which blocked major railroads essential for importing car parts and exporting finished vehicles. According to some estimates, the blockades have caused over US 21 million in...

Earthquake in Mexico: Immediate Impacts on Logistics

Executive Summary On September 19, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake caused at least 225 casualties and severe, widespread damage to roads and buildings across Mexico City and surrounding cities.Flights at Mexico City International Airport were reportedly briefly suspended on September 19 between 13:45 and 16:15 local time, but have since resumed.Mexican...