Last week the minister for Transport und Communicaciones resigned. It became clear that the building of Cusco’s new airport has yet again become a distant dream of the future. As a result many political action groups called for an indefinite strike: yesterday the most important roads in and around Cusco should have been blocked. But you searched in vain for burning tyres or mounds of debris on the most important connecting roads. Was the rainy weather that morning the reason? Who wants to strike outside in drizzly weather? The strike obviously turned into a damp squib.
Interestingly enough that day the waiting room of the Hospitals Diospi Suyana was only half full. Many patients from Cusco Federal State had obviously preferred to wait and see what would happen in the current political situation.
The picture above shows a model of the planned Chincheros International Airport, located roughly 30km from Cusco.