Peru: access to Machu Picchu closed, the day after new demonstrations

17 days ago Globe Echo

GUADALUPE PARDO / AP“Due to the social situation and to preserve the safety of visitors”, the Peruvian authorities ordered, Saturday, January 21, the closure of access to Machu Picchu, the day after new demonstrations. The train that serves Machu Picchu is the only way to get there apart from walking. Piscacucho is the closest village to Machu Picchu connected to the road network. In December, tourists had already been stranded in Machu Picchu before being evacuated by a special train, supervised by the police and teams of railway workers to repair the track. I don’t know what they are accused of.”, lamented Luz Maria Ramirez, 62, from Andahuaylsas (south), epicenter of the demonstrations in December.
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