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Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

By Max Sundqvist — Trujillo is not in the news as much as Piura and Tumbes, but this north coast town is also facing the season’s unusually heavy rains and floods.    TRUJILLO, PERU. The streets of Trujillo, Peru’s third largest city, lie desolate and the destruction is breathtaking. Last Monday, […]

Floods damage crops, roads and housing in Andean highlands

Floods caused by the rise of the Ilave and Zapatilla Rivers in Puno have damaged crops and the homes of 308 families in the El Collao province, according to Puno’s regional president, Mauricio Rodriguez.  Working with the military, who are building retaining walls, Civil Defense is providing tents, food and bedding […]

Activities return to normal in Urubamba following flood

Activities in the town of Urubamba in Peru’s Cuzco department are returning to normal after the flooding of the Tullumayo River this week, daily El Comercio reported. While the rains have stopped and the situation is under control in Urubamba, there are still families affected in the province.

Machu Picchu rail line expected to be restored ahead of schedule

Train access to Peru’s sacred Inca citadel Machu Picchu is expected to be restored on March 29, three days ahead of schedule, the general manager of Peruvian rail firm Ferrocarril Transandino, or Fetransa, said Thursday. Fetransa General Manager Rómulo Guidin told state-run news agency Andina that travelers would be able […]