Monday, November 24, 2008

The White House Office of Global Communications: What does it do?

The latest news/Global Message of the Day issued by the White House Office of Global Communications is dated March 2005.

The home page of the office has a link for "Eid Al-Adha, 2005"

The last "Fact of the Day", dated March 11. 2005, reads:
El Salvador's Cultural Heritage Protected

The United States and El Salvador exchanged diplomatic notes extending a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) imposing U.S. import restrictions on Pre-Columbian archaeological objects originating in El Salvador. Archaeological sites dating from 1700 B.C. to 1550 A.D. throughout El Salvador have been severely damaged by looting. The MOU is in response from an El Salvadorian request for U.S. assistance in curbing pillaging and illicit trade in objects that represent its Pre-Columbian heritage. The newly amended MOU sets out new benchmarks for achieving improvements in the protection and preservation of El Salvador's cultural heritage and will expired in 2010.
Comment: Obviously nothing worthy of note has occurred in the past three years. JAD

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