Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Mesa Global Oct 4, 2005

Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Oviatt Library, 1st Floor, Room 25
4:00 pm

Central American Studies Lecture Series

Norma Maldonado

Representative of the collective of social organizations in Guatemala
known as Mesa Global, which includes rural women organizations,
Indigenous peoples and peasant organizations, students, workers,
consumers, ecologists, human rights, NGO's, associations for community
development, of urban settlers, from the Academia and Research
organizations and others.

Who will present a lecture on U.S. Corporations:
Their interest in Central America and their Connection with
the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)

Sponsored by the Central American Studies Program,
The Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI),
and the Central American United Student Association (CAUSA)

Central American Studies Program

California State University

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8246

Monday, September 19, 2005

After Katrina, Where Have All the Hondurans Gone?

News Feature, Daffodil Altan,
Pacific News Service, Sep 13, 2005

Editor's Note: In Houston, many storm survivors from New Orleans' Honduran population are seeking help at a common meeting point for the undocumented: a restaurant.

HOUSTON--For several weeks now, consulates and relief organizations have been stumped. They don't know where, exactly, the thousands of Honduran and Mexican people living in New Orleans went before and after the hurricane.

"It's very hard for us to say where people are," says Alexandra Jost, with the National Council of La Raza. "Part of the difficulty for this community is that a lot of the traditional services, even the consulates, are not reaching them."

Here in Houston, when the first of Katrina's Honduran evacuees trickled into town, most didn't go to the city's public shelters, the Honduran consulate or to the Astrodome. Instead, through a network consisting mostly of word-of-mouth tips, many found their way to El Coquito, a Honduran restaurant in Houston's southwestern, mostly Latino neighborhood that transformed itself into a makeshift consulate nearly overnight.

"People are going through the networks that they can trust," says Francisco Celaya, a full-time Honduran college student who worked with the restaurant's owners to build a small office and warehouse just after the storm hit.
(click on link to read the rest of the article)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Cuzcatlan Press

Cuzcatlán Press es su casa editorial cuyo objetivo es promover las letras de los centroamericanos/as, en particular de los inéditos, sin exclusiones o condicionamientos extra artísticos, todo y cuando acorde con su regla literaria y cultural.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Movie about El Salvador

Have any of you seen this movie called VOCES INNOCENTES? I heard it was good but I dont know where it can be seen.