Puerto Supe's local government has been having some financial problems for a while now (they went 2 months without paying any of their employees) and now they're completely out of money. Pretty much the only recurring expense is buying gas for the dumptruck that picks up all of the trash. The gas stations had been allowing the governemnt to buy gas on credit, but as of this week they stopped. Apparently they've lost all faith that the government will pay them back. It's only been 3 or 4 days but it's caused quite a rucus here.
Oh well, this is Peru after all.