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Wednesday, April 17

BBC Peru 'ignoring threat' to Inca site: "Dr Frederico Kauffmann is calling on the National Cultural Institute of Peru to urgently set up an inquiry into a recent survey by Japanese geologists who found the earth beneath Machu Picchu is moving. According to the Japanese, there are alarming signs that the mountainside beneath the 2,250-metre-high city could give way in a potentially catastrophic landslide within the next few years." This issue has been known for at least a year and not everyone is concerned about it. Any what are to the options? Ban tourism from the site? That's an expensive proposition.

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