Reality and Practicality: Challenges to Effective Cultural Property Policy on the Ground in Latin America

Donna Yates*

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Although on-the-ground preservation and policing is a major component of our international efforts to prevent the looting and trafficking of antiquities, the expectation placed on source countries may be beyond their capacity. This dependence on developing world infrastructure and policing may challenge our ability to effectively regulate this illicit trade. Using case studies generated from fieldwork in Belize and Bolivia, this paper discusses a number of these challenges to effective policy and offers some suggestions for future regulatory development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-356
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Property
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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