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Roads blocked during the 48-hour strike in Anta in defense of Choquequirao

The main road that connects Cusco with Abancay (Apurímac), at the height of the Izcuchaca district of the province of Anta, has been blocked since 9:30 a.m. on August 9, this 48-hour strike followed by the residents of the area, it is because of the people who carry out constructions and land subdivisions in the vicinity of the Choquequirao archaeological park and that the central government does not intervene.

The residents also demand that the relevant authorities be considered part of the consortium that manages the future Choquequirao cable car.

The Secretary General of the front for the defense of the interests of Mollepata, reported that the requests revolve around the protection and development of the Choquequirao archaeological park, which is located between the provinces of Anta and the Convention. According to the leader, this measure was warned to the authorities, as they did not have a response or provide a solution to avoid the conflict, the residents took actions of force.

With tires burning in the middle of the tracks, dozens of residents blocked the traffic of the cars, of the Anta railway line where local and tourist trains travel. The protesters also took the railroad that leads to Ollantaytambo – Machupicchu demanding the presence of the regional governor, Jean Paul Benavente.

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