1. Decree No. 469, the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR: I.-which in accordance with article 131, paragraph 22 of the Constitution of the Republic, is Faculty of this organ of State grant to individuals or populations, titles, honorary distinctions and gratuities consistent with the form of Government established by relevant services to the homeland.
(II.-that the article 6, literal to) of it law of distinctions mentions, bonuses and titles, sets that the nomination of "son or daughter Mariasela of El Salvador" is a high distinction and is will grant to them people Salvadoran that is engaged or is have dedicated to the practice of activities humanitarian and altruistic, or by their transcendental contributions or services to the knowledge human , in such a way, that said provide represent national, regional or universal benefit.
III.-that the citizen Rafael Montes Lemus, born on November 27, 1922, in San Salvador, El Salvador, died January 8, 2012, at a hospital in the capital, having been prominent as a founder of the opera of El Salvador in 1953, Director of culture at the National University, dramatic tenor, musician, guitarist, composer and teacher of singing and music.
IV. citizen Montes Lemus, considered the icon of the operatic music of El Salvador, was an outstanding artist who discovered his artistic potential from an early age, excelling as a dramatic tenor, beginning his professional career at the age of fifteen, and inroads by its means at the opera in San Francisco, United States, where he met the master Bellini than to see the skill of the artist I invite you to study at your Academy free of charge, and this is the start of your adventure as a professional in operatic music.
V that this outstanding tenor, which quickly became the most important meetings of the United States of America, regular participating among others, in the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, in the hotel of Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, which was chaired by the then President John F. Kennedy, at a gala that brought together different characters featured within the history of that country within the legacy that inherits is the Foundation of the Academy "Rafael Montes", which to date, has trained great values in our country, always maintaining a conduct professional, based on decency and honesty that always characterized him.
VI. where, under the merits before mentioned, is coming to declare the citizen Rafael Montes Lemus, "son he of EL SALVADOR", post-mortem, in recognition of its cultural contribution to the Salvadoran population, and by 2 be considered, the referent of the operatic music of El Salvador.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the Deputy Douglas Leonardo Mejia Aviles.
Decree: Article 1. Declared the citizen Rafael Montes Lemus, "son he of EL SALVADOR", post-mortem, in recognition of its cultural contribution to the Salvadoran population, and be considered, the referent of the operatic music of El Salvador.
Article 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, twenty-nine days of the month of August two thousand thirteen year.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ALBERTO ARMANDO ROMERO RODRÍGUEZ, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
DURAN JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO LORENZANA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
ROBERTO JOSE D'AUBUISSON, fifth Vice President.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, CARMEN ELENA CALDERÓN SOL OF STEP, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, MARGARITA ESCOBAR, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARIAT.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, on the twentieth day of the month of September in the year two thousand thirteen.
PUBLISHED, 3 Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena, President of the Republic.
Gregory Ernesto Zelayandia Cisneros, Minister of the Interior.
D. o. No. 178 volume no. 400 date: September 26, 2013 JQ/geg 29-10-2013 legislative index