Posted 10 July, 2013 by Stuart Torres in Heritage

They favor the illicit

Factors Favoring the Illicit Trade in Cultural Property

A National Level

  • Lack of awareness and ignorance of our cultural heritage.
  • Lack of educational programs on the subject of cultural heritage.
  • Low rates of goods identified and registered.
  • Lack of security at archaeological sites, Churches and museums.
  • Lack of specific funding for this purpose.

At the International Level

  • The phenomenon of globalization.
  • The existence of importing countries without legal mechanisms to prevent the entry of the heritage of other nations.
  • Lack of agile information systems that enable the effective dissemination of stolen property


For more information:
Phone 22395200, Ext. 115 and 116 E-mail: traficoilicito@mcd.gob.gtDirección12 Avenue 11-11 area 1, Centro Cultural Santo Domingo

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Stuart Torres