This week a Buenos Aires judge denied the court’s request to jail local executives of ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc, but ordered a halt to Uber’s operations city wide.
In April 2016, Uber was criticized for failing to register its drivers or pay appropriate taxes. The court argued was in violation of local transportation and labor standards and ordered it to stop operating.
The application continues online nonetheless, spurring prosecutor Martin Lapadu to request additional measures that were only partially accepted by a local judge.
“The detention order has been struck down,” Lapadu said on local television. “What the judge did was order the Uber page blocked,” he added.
Lapadu said, however, Internet providers could only close Uber Argentina platforms if the ban were extended to the whole country, not just the capital.
Despite ruffling feathers in the community for some time now, Uber is not deterred by the opposition.
In June last year, the company said on its Argentine website that it had no plans of slowing down even after some users reported local credit cards were blocked from Uber’s application.
“In spite of the obstacles that continue to be put in our path, Uber’s business and plans for its expansion continue,” the June post said.