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Uber drivers cram in fares in countdown to app’s Colombia departure – Source Reuters Tech News

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Like a race car driver, Karen Londono is competing against the clock. She rests just four hours a day, trying to take as many fares as possible driving for Uber, before the application is deactivated in Colombia.

Karen Londono, an Uber driver, drives her car down a central street in Bogota, Colombia January 28, 2020. Picture taken January 28, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

The company, which has repeatedly clashed with regulators and taxi groups in the Andean country, will stop functioning here from Saturday, leaving drivers like Londono, a single mother of two, worried about making ends meet.

Emboldened by a court ruling in their favor, taxi driver groups have said they will now go after similar apps like Didi, Cabify and Beat, stymieing those drivers who have switched platforms ahead of Uber’s closure.

“They are taking away our ability to make a living and to provide for our children … while knowing that opportunities for work in Colombia are very…

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