Monday, July 25, 2005

There's a strike in Puerto Rico?

Mom told me she spoke to aunt Nora who told her that there's a strike going on in Puerto Rico. Apparently, due to the strike, they have a gasoline shortage and people can't even go to work.
The funny part is that Tony (my cousin and Ima's brother) is at Ima's, and he was suposed to visit Andrea (his other sister) in the States and his grandmother, but he hasn't been able to move from the house.
Dude, that's what I call bad luck...
Oh, by the way, today in history Puerto Rico was officially declared "un Estado Libre y Asociado".....
Ima, can you give me an update on your situation?

UPDATE
Here's Ima's reply:
"there was a strike. on wed. the "camioneros" union decided to avoid anyone to receive the articles from the port, imagine Puerto Rico imports almost everything, this includes gasoline. The reason? well they want a 10% increase on the amount of "carga" they actually can have. The gov. explained that due to the increase a "vista" had to be held , the outcome no understanding and no imports were delivered since wed. the major crisis was the gasoline by Fri. there was no gasoline in the country,the very few that had were only selling $10.00 the lines were between 1hr and 11/2 by Sat morning the gov. and the "camioneros" reached an agreement. The distribution began Sat midday and all gasoline stations are suppose to work normally by Mon. afternoon.
My brother had not taken a vacation in the past 6 years (personal /financial reasons) this was his vacation!! imagine his first stop here at Puerto Rico then Washington (my other sister lives there) and finally Miami (friend's house). When the strike came upon everyone was very carful in not wasting the gasoline!! so since thurs. I made sure that he had a good time, we still managed to get out of the house, on fri we had a "barrio" party were all of our great "vecinos" just sat outside with BBQ, music, and of course "cerveza" since everybody was stranded it was a great party!! until well let's say past 2:00am the following day we had gasoline and life continued!!!
He is today at Washington facing another transportation situation Metro/bus search. For reasons everybody agrees and knows!! his moraleja...."no cambio la voladora ni la banderita por na de esto" sorry only dominicans will understand this comment jejejejeje "


1 comments:

Ima said...

there was a strike. on wed. the "camioneros" union decided to avoid anyone to receive the articles from the port, imagine Puerto Rico imports almost everything, this includes gasoline. The reason? well they want a 10% increase on the amount of "carga" they actually can have. The gov. explained that due to the increase a "vista" had to be held , the outcome no understanding and no imports were delivered since wed. the major crisis was the gasoline by Fri. there was no gasoline in the country,the very few that had were only selling $10.00 the lines were between 1hr and 11/2 by Sat morning the gov. and the "camioneros" reached an agreement. The distribution began Sat midday and all gasoline stations are suppose to work normally by Mon. afternoon.
My brother had not taken a vacation in the past 6 years (personal /financial reasons) this was his vacation!! imagine his first stop here at Puerto Rico then Washington (my other sister lives there) and finally Miami (friend's house). When the strike came upon everyone was very carful in not wasting the gasoline!! so since thurs. I made sure that he had a good time, we still managed to get out of the house, on fri we had a "barrio" party were all of our great "vecinos" just sat outside with BBQ, music, and of course "cerveza" since everybody was stranded it was a great party!! until well let's say past 2:00am the following day we had gasoline and life continued!!!
He is today at Washington facing another transportation situation Metro/bus search. For reasons everybody agrees and knows!! his moraleja...."no cambio la voladora ni la banderita por na de esto" sorry only dominicans will understand this comment jejejejeje