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street corralejo names two change

Change of two street names in Corralejo
From La Oliva website:

The names of two neighbours of the municipality of La Oliva, María González Carballo and Antonia Morera Rodríguez, will replace those of the streets alluding to the Franco regime that had remained until now in the town of Corralejo, Battleship Spain and Balearic Cruise.

These two nominations received the most support in the popular vote promoted by the corporation through a unanimous plenary agreement. Among the total of 280 registered votes, the most supported proposals were those of María González, with 103 votes, and that of Antonia Morera, with 67. The change of names will be official after being raised to full.

The Councillor for Citizen Participation Omaira Saavedra, assessed this process in a "very positive", because it is "two women of an irreproachable life trajectory and who are no longer with us," thanking "the participation of all neighbours who are they took the trouble to register their vote, and of all the councillors who have been involved without exception in complying with the law to do justice to the historical memory. "

The mayor of La Oliva, Isaí Blanco, declared that "this recognition is very exciting to two neighbours who did so much for this municipality, María González in the struggle to recover the houses of Casco Viejo de Corralejo, and Antonia Morera for her work of attention health to everyone who needed it, "adding, that" the satisfaction is double when at the same time we eliminate from the street the names of two boats that participated in the repression of the Franco regime ".

Both María González Carballo and Antonia Morera Rodríguez, both deceased in the last two years, have received recent recognitions. María González Carballo was in charge of collecting the Canary Islands Gold Medal that was awarded to the Affected Committee of the old town of Corralero in 2017. One year earlier, in 2016, Antonia Morera was honoured by the municipality of La Oliva in the act of the International Women's Day.

Antonia Morera Rodríguez was born in the north of Fuerteventura. In the difficult years in which health services were practically non-existent, she acted as the real "nurse" of Corralejo. Solidarity and help among the neighbours was a very valued quality, and in those voluntary and altruistic tasks she was an example. As there was no health service in Corralejo, the most common urgencies (administering injectables, removing teeth or assisting in deliveries) were solved by some neighbours like Antonia, who put a lot of love and care into these tasks.

María González Carballo was a clear example of the woman from the sea, with her undeniable contribution to the family economy, taking on tasks such as collecting bait, preparing and fixing fishing gear, salting and cooking fish ... Married to Marcelino Umpiérrez, her effort and self-denial allowed him to raise a family of five children, and his figure is representative of the battle of the hundreds of residents of Casco Viejo de Corralejo who fought and continue fighting to recover their homes from the speculators who wanted them snatch.

In the recount of the votes of today also participated representatives of the different political groups that have been involved in this process, as the councillor of the government group Rafael Benítez, and from the opposition councillors Rosa Fernández, Pedro Amador and Patricio Carneiro.

The City Council of La Oliva wants to congratulate and extend this recognition to the families and close friends of these two women, and also to those of the other proposals of the vote, Dolores Soto Ocampo, Agustina Padilla Martinez, Tiendita de Seña Cruz, Fonda de Candelaria and Republican Teachers, as well as all the political groups that have unanimously turned to this process to enforce the Law of Historical Memory in La Oliva.

It should be recalled that, in compliance with this rule, the City Council already eliminated Calle Almirante Carrero Blanco, General García Escámez, General Primo de Rivera, General Muñoz Grandes, General Linares and García Morato, and Generalísimo Franco from the street in 2009.
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