A Cheeky Robbery / Juan Juan Almeida
Posted on March 8, 2014
Hundreds of paintings were stolen from the National Fine Arts Museum in
Havana. According to the police, this would make it the most important
embezzlement of Cuban pictorial heritage in the last decades.
The works were in the warehouse of the former building of the Department
of Technical Investigations, which now belongs to the entity after being
remodeled. Police custodians were in charge of the security of the
premises, and the robbery was detected when some of these paintings
began to appear in Miami, offered to art dealers.
It’s said that there’s an investigation by specialists in works of
heritage and police specialists looking into the “How,” “When” and
“What”; but if they were stolen from a MININT building, under police
custody, and taken out of the country, the “Who” is solved: some acolyte
of Alibaba with the support of the 40 thieves of the Central Committee;
and the “when” and “how” stops being important.
Translated by Regina Anavy
28 February 2014
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