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Editorial: Venezuelan government has let WH site degenerate on purpose

When the main campus of the Central University of Venezuela (Universidad Central de Venezuela, or UCV) was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, UNESCO deemed it “a masterpiece of modern city planning, architecture and art” and an “outstanding example of the coherent realization of the urban, architectural and artistic ideals of the early 20th century.”

Two decades later, this paradigm of art — an emblem of Caracas and the pride of Venezuela’s public education system — is in ruins, and its demise may go unnoticed in a country that’s suffered so much loss.

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