Declared To The Master César Napoleón Menéndez Pineda, "distinguished Artist Of El Salvador".

Original Language Title: Declárase al Maestro César Napoleón Menéndez Pineda, “DISTINGUIDO ARTISTA PLÁSTICO DE EL SALVADOR”.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 893

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That in accordance with Article 131, Ordinary to the 22nd of the Constitution of the Republic, it is the faculty of this State Authority to grant to persons or populations, Titles, Honorific Distances and Compatible Degrees with the form of government established, for relevant services provided to the Homeland.

II.- That Article 6, literal c) of the Law of Honorific Distances, Gratitude and Titles, establishes that the honorable and distinguished distinctions of Notable and Distinguished or Distinguished, in their order of relevance, may be granted to Salvadoran persons or foreign residents, when the services or contributions that have been provided to the Homeland, are related to the dissemination and exploitation of science, art, culture, education and sport or any other form of altruistic service or collective; in such a way that it represents an undeniable benefit for the Salvadoran State or its

III.-That Master Cesar Napoleon Menéndez Pineda, born on March 18, 1954 in the City of Sonsonate, at an early age discovered his vocation to the plastic arts, making himself a creditor of his first award in the Certéla Student Painting organized by the Ministry of Education, after which he received a scholarship to start his studies at the National Center for Arts-CENAR.

IV.-That Master Cesar Napoleon Menéndez Pineda, has managed to expose his work permanently in collections of great international prestige such as the Museum of Modern Art of New York, Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, Museum of Art of the Americas in Washington D. C., and the Museum of the Barrio in New York; having made several exhibitions both individual and collective, in El Salvador, Spain, Italy, Cuba, United States, Colombia, Panama, Argentina, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Ecuador.

V.-That the artistic talent of Master Menéndez, has made worthy of different recognitions, among which can be mentioned, the distinction at the First Biennial in the city of Miami in 1987, Mention of Honor at the Biennial of Art in Ecuador, as well as various decorations to his talent artistic in the Second National Painting of Painting in the National Exhibition Hall in El Salvador in the year 1990; having been awarded by the Government of France with the "Order of Knight of the Arts and Letters", as well as by the Government Municipal of Armenia, Department of Sonsonate, as "Meritisimo Son of the City of Armenia".

VI.-That by virtue of the merits mentioned, it is appropriate to grant the honorary distinction of "DISTINGUISHED ARTIST OF THE SAVIOR", to the Master

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Cesar Napoleon Menéndez Pineda, in recognition of his invaluable contributions to art and culture

FOR TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and on the initiative of the Deputy President Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales.

DECCRETA:

Art. 1.-declare Master Cesar Napoleon Menéndez Pineda, "DISTINGUISHED ARTIST OF EL SALVADOR", in recognition of his invaluable contributions to the art and culture of our country.

Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the twelve days of December of the year two thousand fourteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

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PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, at the nineteenth day of December of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE, Oscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio,

Vice President of the Republic, Charged with the Presidential Office.

Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of Government and Territorial Development.

D. O. No. 238 Took # 405 Date: December 19, 2014 SP/adar 05-02-2015

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