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Senator Chris Dodd Backs Peru’s Claim to Artifacts Taken by Yale University

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According to WNPR’s Diane Orson’ June 7th report featured at and since picked up by the Associated Press, “Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd was in Latin America last week, speaking with leaders in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru about US relations and the global economic crisis.

“In an interview published online Sunday on the website, Dodd told the Peruvian newspaper “Correo” that he will help Peru in its fight against Yale University over a collection of antiquities taken from the Incan site of Machu Picchu nearly a century ago.”

(Editor’s Note: ATTA Member Inkaterra and its Chairman & CEO, Jose Koechlin, was just interviewed for Connecticut’s WNPR story, which was subsequently carried as an Associated Press syndicated article. Meanwhile, Jose has appealed to the ATTA and members to back the call for Yale to reverse its decision to retain Peruvian artifacts as described in the story. Since the first alert by Jose Koechlin, the ATTA began efforts to learn more from academia and institutions involved in artifact recovery. The ATTA will alert its members and subscribers to AdventureTravelNews as it learns more about this issue and the possible avenues to call attention to this matter.)

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