GUANAJUATO, Gto.- Sergio Tovar Alvarado, delegate of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), declared that, graffiti has become a social problem that affects most of the colonial properties with a significant historical value in the city of Guanajuato.
The federal official stated that the municipal government must guarantee more security and surveillance to protect these monuments.
In this regard, Tovar Alvarado asked Mayor Edgar Castro Cerrillo to work on strategies to combat this issue.
“The City Council should take greater care in this matter, with special operatives to shelter all the historical buildings and monuments, as well as installing cameras to prevent and stop criminals from vandalizing our historic center, authorities need to take control of this situation.”
The delegate stated that among the citizens there is a huge concern and an intense debate with INAH on what method is necessary to avoid scratching the walls at historical sites and to clean up those that have already been damaged, but there seems to be no agreement on how to fix this deterioration to such valuable structures.
“Graffiti is definitely something that is affecting the majesty of historical heritage throughout the country, and INAH along with federal and municipal authorities must find a solution to this social problem that is occurring not only in Guanajuato but throughout the country,” concluded Tovar Alvarado.