Mexico City (AP) – the Mexican Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down companies hailing a major precedent for uber and other industry players to reach millions of Mexicans without credit cards.
file photo: pictured is the uber logo during the presentation of their new security measures in Mexico City, Mexico 10 April 2018. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme / file photo
with a majority of eight Ministers, the Court ruled that a ban on the cash prizes in the Western State of Colima was unconstitutional, uber said. The company is currently not working in Colima.
above the ability to accept cash fought prices in Mexico violently, despite concerns that the practice risk, driver targets for theft. But in a country where a bank account is missing more than 60 percent of the population, cash fares are a business for uber essential, analysts say.
“the Supreme Court’s decision is beneficial, not only for the people in Colima, but for all Mexicans,” Enrique Gonzalez, trans. Regional Director of the Legal Department, said in a statement. “It will help with the economic development and creation of opportunities for the independence of the country.”
uber operates in 43 cities in Mexico, accepting cash anywhere but the capital and the central State of Puebla, where local governments have banned this means of payment.
more than 50 per cent of the trans. travel in Mexico are paid in bar, Sergio Romero, legal Director of the company in Mexico, in an interview said.
uber argues that user the Colima mobility law, discrimination in the past year, that no bank accounts and the State have exceeded the limits, such as the use of cash is regulated by the Federal.
the case before the Supreme Court was brought by the legislature in Colima, the objection to the regulation.
the verdict on another aspect of the regulation, the Supreme Court rejected an upper limit for the number of driving hailing drivers, who work at a particular time can pass another victory at uber and other companies in the industry.
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