Uber arrives in Guatemala

After announcing plans in August 2016 to roll out operations in Guatemala, Uber began offering services in specific cities on 12 December 2016 (El Diario de Hoy). According to El Periodico, the company has at least 1,000 Guatemalan drivers in its fleet who have had to pass a series of checks, like submitting prior prison records, and registering with the tax administration. A spokesperson for Uber added that the company sees Latin America as the region for the most growth in 2017 (El Periodico).