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Chinese app DiDi officially starts operating in Buenos Aires

The platform is currently in four other Latin American countries, in addition to owning 99, the leading app in Brazil

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  • And the company has found strategies for each of the Latin American countries where it operates;
  • In Mexico, the company also offers food delivery (DiDi Food) and general delivery (DiDi Entrega);
  • In Colombia and Chile, the company works very closely with taxi drivers: it has 50% of taxi drivers on its platform in the Chilean capital of Santiago and about two-thirds of drivers on board in the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medellin.

DiDi, the Chinese transport platform already present in 11 countries, announced its launch in Argentina next Thursday, November 15. As LABS has shown in August, the company started recruiting partners (taxi and private drivers) at the end of 2019, and it had been operating unofficially in recent months.

 Uber‘s rival, the Chinese company currently operates in other four Latin American countries (MexicoColombia, Chile, Panama, and Costa Rica), and owns a controlling stake in 99 in Brazil.

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And the company has found strategies for each of these countries. In Mexico, the company also offers food delivery (DiDi Food) and general delivery (DiDi Entrega). In Colombia and Chile, as already reported by the newspaper La República, the company works very closely with taxi drivers: it has 50% of taxi drivers on its platform in the Chilean capital of Santiago and about two-thirds of drivers on board in the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medellin.

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In Brazil, DiDi-backed 99 is the country’s pioneer when it comes to ride-hailing, working not only with mobility, but other delivery services and, launching even a digital account to its users and partner drivers.

As detailed by the company on its website, DiDi connects more than 60 million trips per day around the world for more than 34 million taxi drivers and private drivers in more than 1,000 cities.

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