11 December 2011
I'm as happy as this adorable Bolivian child!
The US/Bolivia MOU has been extended!

I and many other people have been on the edge of our seats over this one since June. This was the first time that I experienced a bilateral agreement hearing first hand and I wasn't sure what to expect.

Beyond being a success for cultural property preservation, this is a step towards normalizing relations with Bolivia. By keeping the ties that we have left, we leave the door open for sorting out past grievances. I'm proud to have been involved in this.

Five more years!

(cross posted)