USA and Mexico (1970): Bilateral Treaties and Patrimonial Property Restitution
Increases in looting and illegal trafficking of ancient objects or monuments from countries with an important cultural heritage and a great compulsion for achieving pre-Columbian art from Latin American countries with the objective of increasing private and museums’ collections made specialists in cultural heritage, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and many countries to propose and establish rules for protect and preserve ancient cultural heritage.
In the last years of decade of 1960s, United Mexican States and the United States of America were working through diplomatic relations for considering establishing a compromise to protect each other’s cultural heritage from trafficking with the goal to decrease illegal activities as looting and/or archaeological sites’ destruction. In 1970, both countries signed a bilateral treaty for recovering and restitution of patrimonial properties.
Since 1930s protection and...
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