Farmers launched a 48-hour strike on Monday, February 11, and staged demonstrations throughout Cusco region to pressure the government to declare an agricultural emergency due to damage caused by natural disasters. Local reports indicate protesters blocked roads in the Quispicanchi area of Cusco city, Huayllabamba, and Quillabamba, as well as highways in the Sacred Valley region. Additionally, demonstrations are expected to take place in Cusco city at Tika Tika, Centro Penitenciario Qenqoro, and Tupac Amaru Plaza from 12:00 (local time) on Tuesday, February 12. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected through Tuesday.
Individuals in Cusco region are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, budget additional time to travel through affected areas, and seek alternative modes of transportation, as necessary.
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