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General News    H4'ed 7/13/19

Machu Picchu Is in Unnecessary Danger: Thiswould irreparably damage the heartland of the Inca civilization

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Peru Pres. Vizcarra,  to garner support  because of low approval ratings, is determined to destroy this sacred place. Bulldozers began clearing ground for an international airport in Chinchero. It could deplete the watershed a critical source of water for Cusco, and also divide Chinchero in two, leaving the school and the health center where few people live. Traditional communities have not been consulted about the impact the airport would have on their livelihood.  This dubious venture would irreparably damage the heartland of the Inca civilization. Its ancient archaeological sites and rich flora and fauna would be disrupted by noise, traffic, pollution and uncontrolled urbanization. Peruvians are proud of their food and soccer team, and yet they disrespect their past. The country must adopt strict and firm state policies to protect and preserve its archaeological legacy for future

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