Total strike in Cusco: train departure to Machu Picchu was suspended, road blockade and protests for 48-hour strike

This Thursday morning, the streets of the city Cusco they looked with less vehicular movement than other days and it is that on Wednesday, this area of ​​the country was one of the ones that most complied with the strike of farmers and transporters.

The first day the strike was overwhelmingthere was little mobilization and the federations of Cusco workers, peasants and even a sector of the medical union joined forces, blocking some entrances to the city.

The Police had to use buses to transfer tourists from the Velasco Astete airport to the center of the city.

Police mobilize tourists

Unemployment in Cusco
Unemployment in Cusco

The deployment of a “Safe Tourist Corridor” implemented by the Peruvian National Police (PNP) in the city of Cusco, allowed foreign and national visitors to be transferred and left stranded, due to the strike of carriers that has been observed since yesterday in some regions of the country.

This plan, promoted by the Cusco PNP Tourism Commission, allowed around 600 people to move around for free and safely. in four buses of the institution from the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to the Plaza de Armas, and vice versa.

Pronouncement of the Ombudsman for acts of violence in Cusco

The agricultural sector of Cusco also demands attention from the Government

Cusco’s agricultural sector abides by a 48-hour strike | tv peru

Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the center of Cusco, within the framework of the start of the 48-hour strike in Cusco. Fighting measure is against the rise in the cost of living and the reduction in the price of fuels.

Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)
Inhabitants of Cusco protest in the different streets and avenues of the imperial city of Cusco (Facebook: Cusco on the cover)

In the region Cuscothe farmers of the area have summoned a paralyzation of 48 hours, which different social unions have supported. Added to this, there will be no public transport or departure of trains to Machu Picchuas well as school classes have also been suspended.

The Executive was unable to reach an agreement to stop said measure, which is why various farmers’ unions confirmed the stoppage and protests from this Wednesday, November 23. Last Monday, the Government held a meeting with representatives of different agrarian unions and the Cusco University Federation (FUC), the Cusco General Confederation of Workers (CGTP) and the Túpac Amaru Cusco Revolutionary Agrarian Federation (FARTAC).

“No agreements or solutions were reached, much less a schedule was established for the fulfillment of their commitments,” the organizations said in a statement.

For his part, the representative of the Cusco Water Users Board, Lucio Chalcostressed that he needs from the Government to declare an emergency agriculture at the national level. This is due to the lack of fertilizers and the absence of rain.

Furthermore, at unemployment The unions of urban transport and taxi have joined, as they ask that measures be implemented that can stop the rise in fuel prices.

Due to the fight measure, it has been decided by PeruRail to suspend the departure of trains. On the other hand, the Cusco Regional Education Management asserted that classes in schools in the region would be suspended today and tomorrow. In the statement they also added that the Ugeles of the provinces have the power to decide the suspension, according to their reality.

carrier strike

Since Tuesday, November 22, it was indicated that the carrier strike would be complied with by the drivers of the transportation public, interprovincial and heavy load nationwide. This is because the commitments executed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications have not been fulfilled (TCM), according to union spokesmen.

Carrier strike: heavy cargo transport and interprovincial buses abide by protest.
Carrier strike: heavy cargo transport and interprovincial buses abide by protest.

Likewise, the Peruvian public transport unions request that the validity of the application that allows vehicles that can no longer circulate (by year of manufacture or model) be extended until 2023 to provide regular and special transport service.

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