Honduras seeks to protect cultural heritage

23 Jan 2013 8:00 AM | Anonymous

Honduras seeks to protect cultural heritage

The country is taking steps to combat the smuggling of religious art and objects from the pre-Columbian, Colonial and Republican periods.

By Kay Valle for Infosurhoy.com – 22/01/2013


				Investigations by Honduran authorities have led to the recovery of more than 1,200 pieces of pre-Columbian and religious art from 2001-2012. (Kay Valle for Infosurhoy.com)

Investigations by Honduran authorities have led to the recovery of more than 1,200 pieces of pre-Columbian and religious art from 2001-2012. (Kay Valle for Infosurhoy.com)

 

 

 

 

 

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Honduran Congress is expected to reform the penal code in 2013 to establish the first mandatory sentences for those convicted of crimes against cultural heritage.

From 2001 to 2012, authorities reported 304 cases of theft involving cultural goods, including artwork, manuscripts, books and monuments, as well as historical, artistic and archaeological objects, according to the Public Ministry’s (MP) Special Prosecutor for Ethnic Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

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