Central American Studies


Cosmic Fractures: Beatriz Cortez's Simultaneous Realities

March 24, 2016

Beatriz Cortez - Black Mirror - detail

In artist Beatriz Cortez's installations, cracks and crevices are a consistent clue to the fractured existence she has experienced in her life. Cortez's work is greatly impacted by her migration from El Salvador to the United States and the civil war she endured, escaped, and left behind. “All of my friends were being murdered. There was no way I could stay,” Cortez tells me as we walk through her Los Angeles area studio, which contains many Read more

Letter denouncing the murder of Radio Progreso worker in Honduras

April 17, 2014

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The Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI) at California State University, Northridge, and affiliated faculty, intellectuals, academic leaders, and supporters whose signatures appear below, strongly condemn the assassination of Mr. Carlos Hilario Mejía Orellana, marketing and sales director of Radio Progreso, and member of the Reflection, Investigation and Communication Team (ERIC for its initials in Spanish) of the Company of Jesus, the Jesuit order in Honduras. Mr. Mejía Orellana was 35 years old when he was stabbed in the thorax on the night of April 11, 2014 at his home in El Progreso Yoro, Honduras Read more

CSUN faculty participate in the closing ceremony of the Salvadoran Cultures Program

October 1, 2013

Diplomas presented to the participants in program

San Salvador, El Salvador. The Secretary of Culture of the Office of the Presidency of El Salvador, through the National Direction of Spaces of Cultural Development, the National Direction of Research in Culture and Art, the Central American University "José Simeón Cañas" (UCA), and California State University, Northridge, presented this Monday, July 8, 2013, diplomas of participation to personnel of the national network of Houses of Culture and other instances of the Secretariat of Culture.  Read more

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