They lift the agricultural strike in Cusco and order to unblock the roads to Machu Picchu

Protesters and authorities reached several agreements after an agricultural strike that began last Monday. They will hold a technical table with the Minister of Agriculture, Víctor Mayta, on December 23.

The agricultural strike started by leaders and farmers in Cusco was lifted this Tuesday at noon. After a sustained dialogue with local authorities and representatives of the Executive, some agreements were reached. This way they have managed to unblock the railways to the citadel of Machu Picchu, which left several tourists stranded last Monday.

According to the the coordination meeting, a technical table will be scheduled for next December 23 at 11:00 am in Cusco. The dialogue will include the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Víctor Mayta, and the assistance of the Prime Minister, Mirtha Vásquez, is expected. In addition, they announced participation of the Regional Management of Agriculture, the Chamber of Commerce of Cusco, the Chamber of artisans and other social organizations.

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After reading the agreements, Marco Pino, president of the Cusco Water Users Board, promised to lift the fighting measure.

Agricultural strike

Since Monday morning, the railway line to Machu Picchu, in the Chilca sectors and at kilometer 82 of Piscacucho, were interrupted. Dozens of visitors with a desire to reach one of the most renowned wonders of the world were stranded at Ollantaytambo station. For their safety, the PeruRail and Inca Rail railway companies suspended their operations during the mobilizations.