Monday, November 2

Save Arequipa!

Or at least it's historical buildings. UNESCO has given Arequipa an ultimatum: if they don't start taking better care of the Plaza de Armas, UNESCO will be forced to remove its title as a World Heritage site. 

Graffiti and general deterioration of the century-old buildings made with volcanic rock threaten to devalue Arequipa's main plaza. Taking UNESCO's threat seriously, Arequipa's mayor has announced that a "special" police force will be tasked to guarding the area day and night from graffiti. Anyone caught damaging the property will be given a hefty fine. 

While they're at it, can they get the desert dust under control? That centimeter of dirt seems to make everything deteriorate around here. 

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