First ever complaint in Quechua filed to Peruvian OECD Natl. Contact Point; complaint against Marriot Intl. for alleged damage to indigenous culture

Author: OECD Watch, Published on: 12 January 2019

“Quechua indigenous group vs. Marriott International” – 14 December 2019

Destruction of Peruvian archeological site by Marriott

…An indigenous group in Peru has filed the first ever Quechua language complaint to the Peruvian NCP against Marriott International Inc. The complaint alleges that Marriott International Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Starwood Hotels & Resorts has destroyed an ancient Inka temple, exhumed human remains from an attached cemetery, and conducted unauthorized excavations in an archaeological site in order to build a hotel of the Marriott family of hotels. The complainants request that Marriott withdraw from the hotel project and return all Inkan artifacts removed during the construction. The complainants further ask for the reconstruction and restoration of the Inka site where the hotel is being built…The complainants are currently awaiting the initial assessment by the NCP

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