Cusco

Cusco Regional Strike Could Soon Re-emerge Even Worse

20 April – Cusco’s regional strike came to a close yesterday as streets in the city began to reopen even earlier than planned. (This is often the case in strikes in Peru.) Interestingly, buses companies began operating on the second day in complaint of taxi drivers not participating and still earning money. The government signed …

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Machupicchu Pueblo Landslide: Sunday Update

Cleanup continues at Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). There are currently four backhoes working to remove debris along the main tracks coming through the town. The mayor of the town, Darwin Baca, said it could take three or four days to complete the cleanup due to the heavy amount of debris left behind. Baca also said …

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Saturday Afternoon Update on the Machu Picchu Landslide

More news is coming on about Thursday morning’s landslide and what is the current situation in Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes). Just before 6 am the Rio Alccamayo flooded its banks sending tons of water, stone, and debris down the canyon into Machupicchu Puebo on its way to the Rio Urubamba. Both railroad bridges were taken …

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Machupicchu Pueblo Hit by Devastating Landslide

The gateway village to Machu Picchu, Machupicchu Pueblo (also known as Aguas Calientes), was hit by a landslide down the Rio Accomayo at the entrance to the town by railway. At about 6 am Thursday morning, the small river coming down from the east side of the town turned into a massive landslide that quickly …

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Photo Gallery: Campesino Parade in Cusco!

For the first time in nearly two years, this morning I happened upon a colorful parade of campesino farmers from all over the Cusco region. These events showcase the immense pride of some of Peru’s poorest people. The looks in the eyes of the participants — and this one was really big with several dozen …

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COVID Spreading Fast Across Cusco

The Cusco region is easily the leading tourist destination in Peru and one of the top destinations in South America and the world largely because of Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is spreading at an incredible rate faster than at any time in the past seven months with no signs of slowing down. As of this …

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Cusco Reports First Confirmed Omicron Case

Cusco’s Regional Government reported this last night: CUSCO RECORDS FIRST CASE OF OMICRON VARIANT COVID-19GERESA provides epidemiological fence and contact tracing of affected patient in San Jeronimo district. The Regional Health Management (GERESA) confirmed the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the Cusco region, according to information provided by the National Institute …

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