Local August 12, 2013 | 11:04 am

Notorious truckers’ union leader dies of cancer

Santo Domingo.- Diogenes Castillo, one of the country’s toughest and pioneering transport union leaders died of a pancreatic cancer at Abreu clinic Monday morning, 95.7 FM radio reports.

Castillo, 58, was one of the founders of the powerful truckers union Dominican Transport Federation (Fenatrado), one of the organizations whose often violent strikes earned them the name “the country’s owners.”

Funeral services for Castillo -former head of the Metropolitan Bus Services Office (OMSA)- will be held 3pm at the Blandino on Lincoln Av., according to Cuentas Claras, which airs on 95.7 FM.

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