The whole of North and South America, including the Caribbean and Hawaii. Sacred art in this region is dominated by the Catholic traditions that were developed following the Spanish conquest. However, it also includes such items as the carved colonial gravestones of New England and the non-Christian sacred objects of the native peoples of the Americas.

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Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic (Americas; United States of America)

McComba, Brady. (2017) Tribal group says elimination of Bears Ears would be tragic. The Daily Progress. 18 March

Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say (Americas; United States of America)

Channel 3000. (2017) Woman suspected of stealing painting, police say. Channel 3000. 13 March

Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle (Americas; Venezuela)

(Four people arrested for theft of reliquary from the museum of the Virgen del Valle)

Ramírez, María Eugenia. (2017) Detenidas cuatro personas por robo de reliquia del museo de la Virgen del Valle. El Carabobeño. 7 March

Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts (Americas; Canada)

Warick, Jason. (2017) Federal government agrees to return Métis artifacts. CBC. 1 March

DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler’s imports (South and East Asia; India; Americas; United States of America)

Salunke, Pratik. (2017) DRI to approach USA for details on antique smuggler's imports. Hindustan Times. 10 February

Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios (Americas; Guatemala)

(Relic of the Mercedarios Martyrs stolen)

Lopez, Miguel. (2017) Roban reliquia de Mártires Mercedarios. Prensa Libre. 6 February

Maui temple bell stolen (Americas; United States of America)

Kubota, Gary. (2017) Maui temple bell stolen. Star Advertiser. 2 February

Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school (Americas; United States of America)

Alexander, Dan. (2017) Find them! $70,000 Torah stolen from Jersey Shore Jewish school. New Jersey 101.5. 30 January

Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco (Americas; Peru; United States of America)

Andina. (2017) Peru: Stolen paintings recovered in U.S. return to Cusco. Andina. 27 January

Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla (Americas; Ecuador)

(Some of the jewels stolen in Parla returned)

Vivir en Parla. (2017) Devuelven parte de las joyas robadas en Parla. Vivir en Parla. 26 January

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The Virgin of Copacabana has been robbed (29th November 2014) (Americas; Bolivia)

On Monday 22 of April 2014 the gold and silver accessories of the Virgin of Copacabana were robbed.