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Everyone in Cusco is talking about the recent heavy rainfall; the streets have been like rivers for the last three or four days.  Word is about that there have been a lot of landslides, and the river at Aguas Calientes (aka Machu Picchu Town) have grown so strong that the rail link between it and Cusco has been ripped to bits.  The Guardian seem to have been the first British newspaper to put something up; Stranded Tourists await rescue from Machu Picchu…

I just found this video from ITN about the goings on in the Sacred Valley, that leads to Machu Picchu; looks pretty serious.  The government are evacuating all tourists from the area; call me cynical, but I wonder if anything is being done about the locals?

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