Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years

25 Oct 2012 10:12 PM | Anonymous

Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years

October 25, 2012 by Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES · Peru has recovered 2,700 pieces of cultural patrimony over the past five years that were illegally smuggled abroad, according to the Ministry of Culture.

“We are the world’s leader in repatriation, recuperation and in resolving cases,” said Blanca Alva, the Ministry’s director general of control and regulations, during a Latin American regional workshop being held in Lima this week by UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture.

The workshop, to strengthen capacities and awareness of antiquities smuggling, includes key speakers from a number of international and regional organizations, including Cmdr. Alberto Deregibus of the Italian police force, Marina Schneider of the Rome-based International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit), as well as antiquities specialists and Interpol officials from different Latin American countries.  

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