Hundreds of taxi drivers have blocked the freeway to the airport in the Chilean capital Santiago. They're protesting against ride-services like Uber and Cabify.
In another legal setback for Uber, the European Court of Justice has said France is allowed to bring criminal proceedings against managers of the ride-hailing app without notifying the European Commission in advance.
A Brazlian tourist has died of a heart attack after being stuck in a traffic jam caused by a blockade by taxi drivers. Vehicles were backed up for several kilometers on the road to Chile's Santiago International Airport.
Uber can be regulated as a taxi service and not as a digital app following a European Court of Justice decision. Traditional taxi firms, whose drivers have protested in dozens of cities, have welcomed the ruling.
Silicon Valley slowly erodes the taxi industry. Despite being a New York novelty, the livelihood of yellow cabs is threatened by ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft, having a major impact on professional drivers.
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