‘They are destroying the historical heritage of Sinaloa’

The Civil Association of Chroniclers of Sinaloa raised its voice to accuse that the three levels of government have been submissive to protect the historical heritage of Sinaloa

Culiacán, Sinaloa.-  The Civil Association of Chroniclers of Sinaloa raised its voice to accuse that the three levels of government have been submissive to protect the historical heritage of Sinaloa and, proof of this, houses, buildings, churches, squares, monuments are being destroyed and emblematic archaeological sites protected by the (INAH), which forces to harden the sanctions.

At a press conference to announce the XX Congress of the Sinaloa Chronicle that will be held in Concordia on December 7 and 8, they regretted that property owner take advantage of the night and holiday periods to tear them down and then use them as parking lots, shops and restaurants.

Luis Antonio García Sepúlveda, an independent chronicler of Culiacán, acknowledged that even now the law of protection in this matter can be considered a dead letter.

“It is not penalized to put you in jail, but if you have a historic property, the law says that if you break it down, you are obliged to replace it, you have to do it again, but it seems that it is a dead letter, apparently yes unfortunately,” he accepted. .

The president of the organization, Francisco Padilla Beltrán, criticized that the authorities of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have not been able to safeguard the historical and artistic spaces of the entity; For example, in the case of Culiacán, there are still more than 300 properties that must be defended, where the collaboration of the State Government, City Council and patrons and foundations that focus on the preservation of the city’s roots is also occupied.

Padilla Beltrán compared the chroniclers as police officers who are watching and demanding respect for the architecture of cities and towns; At the time, he recalled that they continue to demand the Diocese of Culiacán to return some furniture that they took from La Catedral and their use is unknown, as well as the remodeling they have done to the Hospital del Carmen and the Civil.

On the other hand, Óscar Lara Salazar, a member of the Civil Association of Chroniclers of Sinaloa, made an energetic call to the government to assume its moral and legal responsibility so that they do not allow more destruction in the villages.

“It is not the same opinion of a chronicler who represents before an outrage of this to the authority to issue an opinion, I believe that we must also demand from our municipal presidents that they have conscience and assume responsibility and not see in front of their eyes that carry with them that shame of the destruction of historical heritage, ”he claimed.

Finally, they agreed that cities can be modernized but not destroyed, on the contrary, as long as their architectural values ​​are preserved, it is a more competitive tourist place.

During the XX Congress of the Chronicle of Sinaloa that will be held in Concordia on December 7 and 8, there will be conferences, workshops, job readings, awards of the winning children who participated in the competition for children and youth chronicles.

Also on Sunday, there will be tours of the Zavala, El Verde, and Tepuxta unions, there you will visit the barley and pinole production plant and a huarache factory.

Source: linea directa

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