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Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk to be Announced Today

MEXICO CITY.- Given the patrimonial richness of Mexico and Central American nations, on Tuesday June 8th 2010 the International Council of Museums (ICOM) will announce the Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk in Central America and Mexico, elaborated by a group of experts from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The aim of the document to be presented at 10:30 in the Jaime Torres Bodet Auditorium, at the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA) is to fight looting and destruction of archaeological sites and theft from temples and museums, as well as to prevent illegal traffic, contributing with customs and judicial authorities to protect national cultural goods. The Red List was conceived as an instrument to help museums, art merchants, collectors, customs officers and police organizations to identify objects that