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Latin America & the Caribbean Including issues of Central and South America and Mexico.

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Religious Art Thievery on the Rise in Mexico

http://insightcrime.org/insight-late...tion-in-mexico

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Good find. Too much coverage goes to the drug wars and Hugo Chavez while many other issues and events go unreported.
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Out of those pieces recovered, I wonder what the stats are? Are they found within Mexico, or do they make it to foreign markets?

I also wonder if there has been an effort to catalog these works of art. That way it would be more difficult to sell these on the market. The cathedral in Saltillo is a treasure trove of oil paintings. Better lock the doors at night and get the proper security in there. I am sure Rome can afford it.
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Given the drop in shipping costs, ease of travel, and the fact that a border agent has no idea if a particular bit of art is legit or stolen, I'm a bit surprised that there isn't more of this. At least with pre-Columbian artifacts, their age alone should make one suspicious and want a second look at the paperwork.
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