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Strike Negotiations in Colombia Creates Uncertainty for Supply Chain Operations

Executive Summary Since April 28, Colombia’s nationwide protests have paralyzed the country’s supply chain networks by disrupting port operations at the ports of Cartagena and Buenaventura, blocking major thoroughfares, impacting air freight shipments, and significantly interrupting Colombia’s oil industry. On June 15, the National Strike Committee announced that worker’s unions,...

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New tax proposal reignites nationwide protests in Colombia

On April 28, thousands of Colombians started a nationwide strike against President Ivan Duque’s tax reform proposal aimed at mitigating the country’s economic crisis amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The protest has since escalated into one of the largest anti-government protests Colombia has seen in decades, severely impacting supply chains...

Persistent Anti-Government Protests in Belarus Pose Long-Term Threats to Domestic and Regional Supply Chains

For the past four months, anti-government protests have been occurring across Belarus at least once a week to pressure President Alexander Lukashenko into stepping down after he won what was perceived as a rigged re-election for a sixth term on August 10, 2020. The ongoing protests are regarded as...

EndSARS Protests Disrupt Lagos Port Complex Operations and Road Freight Movement

Nigeria has experienced intermittent protests organized by the EndSARS campaign, a decentralized social movement. Protests have caused severely disrupted business operations as well as ocean and road freight movements across the country. Learn more…

Nationwide Protests Target Ground Transportation Thoroughfares Across Costa Rica

Since September 30, protesters have demonstrated across Costa Rica, targeting major ground transportation thoroughfares and stranding shipments of all types across the country. The protests are attributable to negotiations between President Carlos Alvarado and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that began in July and involve potential austerity measures to...

Hong Kong Protests: Impact on Supply Chain Operations

Executive Summary On September 4, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that her government would be formally withdrawing the highly controversial Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill, commonly referred to as the extradition bill, in the latest bid to bring an end to the...