48 Hour Strike against Peru Rail Blocks Machu Picchu

Paro de 48 horas en Machupicchu

A forty-eight-hour strike began today in Aguas Calientes, Machupicchu, against the Chilean rail company Peru Rail and the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

The strikers’ major demands are directed to Peru Rail. From then the people demand good service and claim that for years they have been mistreated by that enterprise.

They specifically demand the company dedicate more rail cars to local passenger service. According to their protests, rail transport does not function adequately for the people who must travel to and from this important place.

The strike obtained complete compliance from this morning. The entrances to Machu Picchu as well as the main rail line are blocked.

In social media people say “Finally the people have risen up because of so much abuse. We will make our rights be respected.”

See here the videos of the strike in Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu.

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