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Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and two other Latin American countries denounce auctions of pre-hispanic artifacts in France

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We deplore the continuation of the illegal trade in cultural goods that undermine our indigenous peoples' heritage, history, and identity," reads a joint statement issued by the embassies in France.

Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama, and the Dominican Republic strongly reject the auctions of pre-Columbian objects planned in France in the coming days and take a new joint initiative against these auctions, which they consider illegal.

"We deplore the continuation of illegal trade practices in cultural objects that undermine the heritage, history, and identity of our indigenous peoples," reads a joint statement issued by the . . .

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