Nothing happens. According to Osinergmin, there are 140 tankers stranded that were heading to Arequipa, Moquegua, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado, Pucallpa and Tacna. He warns that there would be shortages in Lima and other regions. Food shortages begin and prices rise. Police and the Armed Forces They announce that from today they will unblock roads.
The indefinite strike and the prolonged blockade of 88 roads to demand the resignation of Dina Boluarte, new elections and a referendum for a constituent assembly are causing food and fuel shortages in the southern regions.
The Supervisory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin) reported that some 140 tankers with fuel and LPG directed to Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna, Cusco, Puerto Maldonado and Pucallpa are paralyzed in different clogged areas.
He pointed out that Ica would no longer have gasoholes, diesel, vehicular LPG and gas cylinders in the coming days, and that 21,892 gallons of LPG and 31,500 gallons of gasohol and diesel are waiting to enter this region when the roads open.
Cusco. A sign alerts users that this station is out of gasoline in stock. Photo: diffusion
In Puno the fuel shortage is already beginning to be felt. At a tap located in the Los Andes neighborhood, its workers reported that they are rationing the sale of the product because the cisterns do not arrive due to the road block. And they added that the administration has arranged to sell fuel only up to 20 soles per vehicle.
The situation is more critical in the Pecsa tap in the Porteño neighborhood. The place is almost closed because they only have oil to sell. A worker said that they have not been supplied since the restart of the indefinite strike.
Some drivers pointed out that two weeks ago there was a shortage, but now some tankers are entering and there has been a slight increase in the price. They said that 95 octane gasoline was at 19.30 soles a gallon and now it sells for 20 soles.
Meanwhile, merchants from the main markets of Puno joined the fight measure and only attend certain days to supply food to the population. However, some, under the pretext that food did not arrive from other regions, would have decided to increase the price of products, such as tomatoes, which cost S/2.50 and today sells for S/6.00 per kilo.
In Cusco, close to fifty taps have closed due to lack of fuel, and around 800 LPG distributors do not have this resource. “We are about 45 taps in the city and there are no more gasolineVery few of us have oil, which will surely run out the day after tomorrow. The blockade on the highway to Nazca does not allow us to supply ourselves and in the provinces the situation is the same”, said Domingo Suni, owner of a tap.
Of the 800 formal establishments of LPG throughout the region, at least half have run out of gas cylinders. According to the leader Modesto Cajigas, the appeal ended on Saturday, January 21. A report from the association of authorized LPG distributors in Cusco mentions that the containers are stranded in Chalhuanca, Apurímac.
Regarding the markets, according to vendors from the Wanchaq supply center, prices have been maintained, but the flow of food is not the same and many arrive mistreated due to the detours that drivers must take.
The price of frozen chicken meat is between S/11 and S/12 per kilo, two soles more than a few weeks ago; beef is S/18.
Bus station. They have stopped selling tickets due to the blockade and lack of fuel. Photo: Deysi Portuguez/URPI-LR
In Arequipa, the markets of the Andrés Avelino Cáceres commercial platform report a shortage of chicken and pork meat, as well as sausages. This is because supplier companies, such as Pollo Rico, announced the reduction of their production due to the lack of feed for poultry and pigs.
The company reported that the blockades prevent the shipments from entering Bolivia and that the substitutes that are being prepared in Arequipa do not reach the poultry companies either due to the blockades in the South Pan American.
Along these lines, the president of the Defense Front of the commercial platform, Jhazmani Cayo, indicated that, although the aforementioned products were not 100% scarce, their price increased. For example, chicken rose from S/10 to S/11 and sausages to S/20.
He added that lemon, rocoto, cassava and fruits such as papaya and pineapple, which come from the north of the country, where the national highway is blocked, are not entering.
The increase in the price of 10-kilo gas cylinders has also been reported due to speculation. From 54 soles it has come to cost 76 soles.
no cash. In Puno, the Banco de la Nación allows you to withdraw only one thousand soles and in Juliaca, 300. Photo: diffusion
the panorama in Mother of God it’s desperate. According to the latest report from the Ombudsman’s Office, the shortage of essential products, the shortage of fuel and home gas directly affect the most vulnerable population.
In hospitals, due to the lack of gas, they have been forced to cook food using charcoal. And in the houses, with firewood.
The regional director of Agriculture, Carlos Ortega, pointed out that this will worsen with the strike called for January 26 and 27. “There are no fuels at the taps in Puerto Maldonado. Gas costs 300 soles and the gasoline that some bring from Bolivia is sold at 70 soles per gallon. There is a blockade; vegetables are not allowed to enter,” said the official.
Meanwhile, in Ica, the road blockade affects the oxygen supply. Luis Aguirre, director of the Regional Hospital, warned that they only have oxygen for 24 hours and asked the protesters to let the tank pass, otherwise they will have serious problems.
Blocking. According to Sutran, there are 26 blocked points in the direction of Cusco. Photo: Kleber Sánchez/La República
Police and FF. AA. they will free the roads
In a joint statement, the Ministries of Defense and the Interior indicated that the PNP with the support of the Armed Forces will unblock the roads of the national road network that are in a state of emergency. They called on those who block the roads to desist from this illegal measure and avoid confrontations with those who will act in defense of legality.
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