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Monday, 08 September 2014 12:11

The United States Returns Nine Stolen Paintings to Peru

Miguel Cabrera’s 'Retrato de Sor Juana,' 1753. Miguel Cabrera’s 'Retrato de Sor Juana,' 1753. Chilango

The U.S. has returned nine stolen 18th-century paintings by Mexican artist Miguel Cabrera to the government of Peru.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says the works were stolen from a church in Lima in 2008. He says they were smuggled out of Peru to be trafficked on the international art market.

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