El Salvador evaluates charging toll for international vehicle transit

Salvadoran officials decided to evaluate charging a special toll for vehicles passing through the country carrying merchandise and goods internationally (El Diario de Hoy, 28 November 2016). Presidential Technical Secretary Roberto Lorenzana cited a toll as a fair way to tax cargo vehicles passing through due to the wear and tear they cause to the highways. The proposal comes after opposition parties refused to support a government initiative to increase the gasoline tax to raise funds needed for highway maintenance (El Diario de Hoy).