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Almost two years without official chronicler in Cartagena (05/10/2015)

Cartagena believes that citizens can no longer delay the appointment of the new Official Chronicler of Cartagena.

The November 29, 2013 died at age 85 the Official Chronicler of Cartagena, Murcia José Monerri journalist 'The Truth'.

He was in charge of the delegation in Cartagena from 1968 to 1982. In his later years, he continued to work with this newspaper in two sections: 'Main Street', which analyzed the present weekly, and 'Carthaginians in the Street', in which he reviewed the biography of the famous people who have lent their names to the streets and squares of the city.

His merits led him to be appointed official historian of Cartagena in 1997. He was also Procesionista the Year in 1991 and preacher of the Holy Week, in 1999, among other distinctions.

In February 2014, the current mayor Jose Lopez, then councilor of the Municipal Group Citizens Movement, asked in Parliament on the process of selecting the next reporter, asking that the proceedings intended to name it began.

The councilman of Culture of then popular Rosario Montero, said that "replacing the figure of Mr. Monerri going to be quite difficult because there would be few people with his class but when you find someone like that, it would again this figure in operation ".

Although through the press we learned that the City has received some proposals from individuals and certain groups (which have leaked some names), still has not opened any selection process.

Therefore, this claim is collecting Municipal Group held that question a year and a half ago, and remember that the City of Cartagena continues to lack this figure and continues without formalizing the process to select it.

Almost two years after the death of Joseph Monerri past.

Our city, despite its historical importance and its dual capacity as legislative capital and second largest city in the region, currently has no official Cronista.

Cartagena can no longer afford to continue to lack a prestigious institutional voice to disseminate our local history, disseminate the cultural values ​​of our town and promote research on them.

A Chronicler to pick up the baton from Isidoro Valverde, Alberto Colao, Ginés Martínez García and Federico Casal, all people of high social and professional prestige.

A Chronicler engaged in gratia et amore to disclose the history, art, folklore, traditions, place names and ethnography of our tri-millennial city.

Source: Ciudadanos Cartagena

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