Chile and 10 countries protest in Germany over auction of 320 pre-Columbian art pieces

The group sent an official note to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, demanding that the auction not take place.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eleven Latin American countries, including Chile, protested today Tuesday in Munich over an auction that intends to sell more than 320 pieces of pre-Columbian art, some of them more than 2,000 years old.

At a press conference, diplomatic representatives from Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and El Salvador. They explained their objections to the sale of art by the Gerhard Hirsch auction house.

"This is not the first time that such auctions are intended to be held in Germany or other parts of Europe. Unfortunately, we fear that . . .

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