On May 29, the Peruvian Congress passed Law No. 30950, which seeks to bolster the touristic infrastructure surrounding the ancient Incan citadel of Choquequirao in the department of Cusco, connecting it with the nearby town Kiuñalla in the neighboring department of Apurímac and possibly even Machu Picchu.
A legal tug-of-war is brewing over the little known ancient Peruvian citadel of Choquequirao — often referred to as Machu Picchu’s sister city.
So why is Cusco’s main daily newspaper freaking out?
The plans to build a cable car to Machu Picchu’s sister city, Choquequirao got some long-overdue attention with an article last week by Carla Salazar and Frank Bajak at The Associated Press.