Tuesday, February 16, 2010

HAITI: U.N. Supports Move to Protect Heritage

HAITI: U.N. Supports Move to Protect Heritage, by A. D. McKenzie, Inter Press Service News Agency, February 16, 2010 The United Nations’ cultural agency, UNESCO, and the government of Haiti have joined forces to try to safeguard and protect the Caribbean nation’s artistic heritage in the wake of the Jan. 12 earthquake which destroyed not only countless lives but also many national art treasures. "We cannot talk about reconstruction without talking about our identity, our culture, our national patrimony," said Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue, Haiti’s minister for culture and communication, who later cried as she spoke with a supporter here Monday. More...

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