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CCOO Justice expresses its opposition to the possible new Minister of Justice

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


The trajectory of Juan Carlos Campo as Secretary of State for Justice at the time when he was Minister of Justice Francisco Camaño, his positions in relation to the Civil Registry (he intends to close the offices of small and medium-sized towns) and his commitment to suppression of the Courts of Peace and the judicial parties centralizing all the courts in the provincial capitals, among other attitudes contrary to the official position of their party in defense of the rural world, and its manifestations, being a spokesperson for the PSOE in the justice commission of the Congress, against the rights of the personnel of the Administration of Justice to which it has tried to impose the forced mobility in a reform of the LOPJ agreed with the PP IN 2018, are several samples of the reasons for which it has been gained to be a person non grata for the Justice Sector of CCOO and for a large part of our collective.

CCOO is addressing those responsible for the PSOE, and its secretary general, to inform them that the eventual appointment of Juan Carlos Campo as Minister of Justice would be a serious error and a further setback for the rights of citizens and staff of the Administration of Justice.

Today there has been a further concentration in the City of Justice of Murcia, which have already been made in claim to negotiate the increase of the Specific Complement.

Concentrations that have been at a national level with clear support for workers.

Source: CCOO Región de Murcia

Joaquín López: "We demand responsibility from all the parties to make this the legislature of stability." The senator elect for the PSRM, Joaquín López Pagán, has stated after collecting his credential that he is willing to work for the pro

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The PSRM-PSOE senator-elect, Joaquín López Pagán, has called on all political parties "responsibility, because this legislature needs to have four years of stability to address the fundamental challenges that lie ahead."

The senators, Joaquín López Pagán and Susana Hernández and deputies elected to the Congress of the Deputies, Pedro Saura, Marisol Sánchez and Juan Luis Soto already have their credentials, previous step to the taking of possession of their seats after the general elections of the past 28 of April.

López Pagán explained that "once this step is completed, we will immediately start working in favor of Spain and the Region of Murcia, which is what citizenship has chosen for us".

Likewise, he has asked "the right to abandon the primaries, and assume with responsibility that they have lost the general elections and that the Socialist Party has won by the will of the Spaniards and Spaniards, who want a progressive government that gives Hope for this country, and most importantly, stability. "

Joaquín López has assured the senators and deputies of the PSRM will work for citizens to recover rights and freedoms, as well as to respond to the main needs that exist in economic, environmental and territorial matters, among others.


Telecofórum brings together companies, professors and students to analyze employability in the ICT sector

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The XVII edition of Telecofórum gathered today, once again, to companies related to the environment of new technologies, professors and students to analyze the latest developments, the labor market situation and the employability index of the information technology sector and telecommunications.

The general director of Information Technology, Heritage and Telecommunications, Juan José Almela, accompanied by the general director of Universities and Research, Juan Monzó, and the vice-rector of Innovation and Enterprise of the UPCT, Alejandro Pérez, participated today in the opening of this technical conference which is part of the activities carried out by the Integra Foundation within the initiative Information Society Region of Murcia (Sicarm).

Almela highlighted "the high rates of job placement of new graduates in Telecommunications, which measure the good health of the sector and its future expectations, both in terms of employability and rates of digital entrepreneurship."

Source: CARM

The Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace are preparing for the ordination of Bishop Chico

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In the days prior to the episcopal ordination of Bishop Sebastián Chico Martínez, auxiliary Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Cartagena, different interventions are being carried out so that the Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace are ready for this diocesan celebration.

The Bishop of Cartagena, Msgr. José Manuel Lorca, has commissioned the renovation of the galas that the balconies of the Episcopal Palace will wear and that will replace the old ones.

Several parishioners of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Molina de Segura, voluntarily and under the guidelines of Encarnita Fernández Ripoll, have been commissioned to make the new draperies that will be on Saturday next the balconies of the first floor of the main facade.

For this work they have used about fifty meters of garnet velvet with gold trimmings sewn by hand as fringes, chevrons and tassels of different sizes.

In addition, other trousseau works have also been developed for the occasion.

On the staircase of the main courtyard, which is one of the areas that can be visited from the Episcopal Palace, changes can also be seen.

In the next few days a carpet will cover the 66 marble steps, a type of garment that is only installed when a new bishop is appointed in the Diocese.

In terms of lighting, the bulbs of the large lamp that illuminates this area have been renovated by LED technology, as well as the lanterns of the patio arcades.

In addition, plants and flowers adorn every corner.

The Cathedral will also show its best finery next May 11th.

The altar platform has been restored with the installation of new wood covered with carpet in the same red color as the previous one.

Inside the presbytery, the platform beneath the chair has also been renovated and the carpet on which Bishop Sebastián Chico prostrates himself, during the litany of the saints, will also be a premiere and the same material as the one on the altar.

Likewise, there has been an extraordinary cleaning of some elements such as the bars of the presbytery and choir, along with the wooden seating.

Being a significant event in the Diocese of Cartagena, next Friday the bells of the Cathedral will ring twice.

At 1:05 p.m. and at 8:08 p.m., they will sound for five minutes to announce the episcopal ordination of Bishop Sebastián Chico, as well as when special solemnities such as the Immaculate Conception or Corpus Christi are celebrated, or on the descent of the Virgin of the Fuensanta.

Source: Obispado de Cartagena

The Regional Library receives the playwright Fulgencio Martínez Lax within the cycle of literary encounters 'Fresh ink'

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Murcian author will dialogue tomorrow with the readers about his career and his latest play, 'Háblame'

The Regional Library of Murcia, a space managed by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, hosts tomorrow, May 9 (7:30 pm), a new literary meeting with the Murcian playwright Fulgencio Martínez Lax, framed in the cycle 'Fresh Ink'.

Accompanied by the journalist Patricio Peñalver, Martínez Lax will share with the audience details of his work as a theater author and, in particular, of his work 'Háblame'.

After the talk and the conversation held by both, a conversation will open with the attendees who wish to intervene.

The cycle 'Fresh ink' of the Regional Library has as main objective the promotion of the authors of the Region of Murcia who have recently published through dynamic meetings with readers.

'Háblame' is starring a family consisting of a widowed mother (Isabel), a lonely and rebellious son (Javier) and a grandmother (Adela) who begins to give symptoms of confusion and forgetfulness.

Immersed in an incipient dementia, the grandmother clings to the memories of her youth, which causes characters of the past to appear like her husband, her brother or her parents.

All will travel through his memory showing a special generosity and tenderness that will serve as an anchor for his grandson to clear the ghosts and demons that generate violent acts in him.

In the middle of them all is Isabel, who struggles from bewilderment, from fatigue, but also from love to care for her mother and rescue her son from the situation in which he finds himself.

The author

Fulgencio Martínez Lax (Murcia, 1961) is a PhD in Philosophy and Arts and teaches Dramaturgy and Dramatic Literature at the School of Dramatic Arts of Murcia.

In addition, he teaches courses and gives lectures in different places in Europe and Latin America and publishes articles and essays about the theatrical event.

His dramaturgical production is collected in cycles and among his latest theatrical texts are: 'Those who go nowhere' (Theater of the dead), 'The longest night' (The last Francoist executions), '016, failed exercise for women '(Gender Violence),' Stones' (Stolen babies), 'The Lady Macbeth hangars' (Monarchies and corruption),' Aylan, apocryphal concert for a flight '(The Syrian refugees) and' Talk to me '(Del Tenderness cycle).

Presentation of 'Latin lovers'

The regional library will also host on Friday, May 10 (10:00 am), another literary presentation, by the philologist from Logroño Emilio del Río Sanz, who will speak about his work 'Latin lovers'.

'From Asterix to Brexit', 'On this pizza I will build the Roman Empire', 'Latin is milk' or 'From Spartacus to Grease' are the titles of some of the chapters that make up this book in which Del Río shows, Through a multitude of references to sport, economy, food, cinema or music, Latin is very much alive in the most colloquial culture without being fully aware of it.

Emilio del Río Sanz is a professor and writer from the University of La Rioja, doctor in Latin Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid.

He completed his doctoral thesis under the title 'The influence of the theater of Seneca in Spanish literature' and won it the National Award of the Spanish Society of Classical Studies (1994).

Subsequently, he won the Honorary Award of the Society of Latin Studies (2012), the National Award of the Spanish Society of Latin Studies (2014) and the National Award of the Society of Classical Studies (2015).

Source: CARM

Today, in the act of proclamation of elected offices to the Congress of Deputies and the Senate

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Violante Tomás: "We will work, tirelessly, in defense of the priorities of the million and a half of Murcia"

The PP senator thanked "the trust placed by citizens in our political formation" and added "we will not disappoint"

The senator of the PP for the Region of Murcia, Violante Tomás, said this morning that "we will work from the Congress of Deputies and the Senate without rest, to take forward all the priority issues for the million and a half of Murcia."

And we will do it, he added "with the eyes and the heart put in the Region of Murcia".

This has been expressed, on behalf of the elected officials by the PP after receiving the credential from the president of the Provincial Electoral Board, Concepción Grau, where he has also collected the senator, Domingo Segado, and the deputy, Isabel Borrego.

The secretary general of the PP and deputy Teodoro García has not been able to attend, for reasons of agenda, and has been picked up in his name by the manager of the PP, Alejandro Zamora.

Tomás thanked on behalf of all the PP and the Deputies and Senators the confidence deposited by the citizens for what has ensured that "we will not disappoint."

At this point has made reference to the issues that most concern the Murcia and has mentioned the water, "we bet to give continuity to the Tajo Segura Transfer a security recognized by law and a National Water Pact that shares it in a solidarity and fair "

Likewise, he referred to the definitive impulse of the infrastructures "that we need and the change of the system of regional financing that harms us since 2009 that was approved by the PSOE".

The act of proclamation of elected officials was chaired by Judge Concepción Grau Rech, who has been accompanied by the rest of the members of the Provincial Electoral Board composed of different magistrates and non-judicial members.

Grau has highlighted in his speech "the work behind the credentials that today collect," he congratulated the deputies and senators because "you are the best of each of the parties you represent" and urged them to "exercise their work from responsibility, because they have a contract where employers are citizens and the matter on which lies is everything that makes life easier for citizens without losing sight of the Constitution.

Source: PP Región de Murcia

Business Intelligence for food companies, developed in Murcia

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The first BI tool for linear analysis of any food product has been developed in our region

A group of Murcian entrepreneurs, concerned about access to market information that can be handled by food companies, has developed the first tool that analyzes the linear of any product and democratizes access to information.

After more than two years of research, a small group of Murcian entrepreneurs has managed to apply Business Intelligence systems to the analysis of the lines of all the food categories that can be found in a supermarket.

Until now, most Business Intelligence tools deal with internal company data to provide managers with control panels to monitor their situation, BIAI App is the first that collects external data and converts them into organized information to give an knowledge to the entrepreneur of the situation of his market.

With this BIAI Market Analytics tool, it democratizes access to market information since it allows small and medium-sized companies to have information about their market similar to that of large industries, since their cost is very accessible to any organization .

BIAI App offers information on all manufacturers, brands, formats, varieties, flavors, novelties, etc.

of any category of food that is found in the lines of the large distribution.

The versatility of the tool allows for studies of both the national market and any country that a company is exporting or want to export, thus helping to prepare an assortment adapted to the preferences of each country.

Knowing the composition of a linear, knowing the different positioning of competitors and all the characteristics that surround a category will help the manager or entrepreneur to prepare their business visits, to detect business opportunities, the development of new products and ultimately the decision making.

Source: Agencias

World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent "For Humanity"

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The motto chosen by the Red Cross for this celebration is "Por Humanidad".

It aims to place the person as the center of all the activity of the Organization.

The person (vulnerable) is the reason for all that work and also the person (voluntary and supportive) is its essence and fundamental pillar.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent of 190 countries work every day to continue to strengthen their connection with communities, while forging partnerships at the local and global level that promote peace, health and well-being, sustainable socio-economic development, care for our environment and ecosystems, energy poverty and the reduction of inequalities, among others.

This year, the Red Cross will dedicate the next commemoration of the World Day to highlight the solidarity and humanitarian motivation, to help each person who suffers some adversity have the opportunity to have living conditions say, for the mere fact of being, in the margin of any circumstance.

In addition, during this day is intended to give prominence to those who are at risk of going unnoticed, of falling into situations of exclusion and vulnerability as may be the elderly, migrants and refugees, women who suffer gender violence, unemployed people who face to different barriers to access the labor market, girls and boys living in impoverished homes, among others.

Behind all these people there is a unique and exclusive story, there is a desire to excel, but also difficulties in being able to express their needs and have their voices heard.

In Red Cross we support all of them, with the aim of alleviating their suffering.

Red Cross performs an action increasingly committed to the feelings, perceptions, emotions, abilities, expectations, hopes and living conditions of each person.

Because in addition to knowing and attending to material needs, it is essential to perceive and address other equally vital needs, such as affective and emotional ones.

On this World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which is commemorated on May 8, we will also highlight the important work of volunteering as one of the driving forces of our movement, nearly 12 million active volunteers. Everyone, thanks to their solidarity and humanitarian values, provides support to the most vulnerable groups.

In Spain about 200,000 people work as volunteers.

And with all this strength and solidarity, in view of the numerous humanitarian challenges that we see every day around the world, and due to different circumstances, we commemorate the World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, emphasizing the urgency of expressing and share a feeling, which must always awaken our conscience: that of humanity.

Origins of the World Day

Shortly after the end of the First World War, Czechoslovakia (then formed by the Czech Republic and Slovakia) proclaimed, during the Easter of 1922, a truce of three days in order to promote peace throughout the world.

The aspirations that led to this initiative were already drawing what would later become the World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (CR and the MLR).

"Our Red Cross wants to prevent diseases so as not to be obliged to cure them, it also wants to prepare our society in order to avoid wars, instead of having to bear its serious consequences." We all know how important is the moral energy that generates and propagates the Red Cross to all sectors of the population, if the action that it deploys year after year could reach the whole world, what an immense work in favor of peace we could do! "

(Henry Dunant)

It was in 1934, during the course of the XV International Conference of the Red Cross, held in Tokyo, when the principles and the intention of this initiative were approved;

known as the Red Cross Truce, it was recommended that it be generalized to all National Societies.

It would be necessary to wait until 1946, once the Second World War and during the XIV Meeting of the Board of Governors of the League of Red Cross Societies, to implement the Tokyo proposal and to establish the celebration of an international day in the same date for all National Societies.

Two years later, in 1948, he was elected on May 8, the anniversary of the birth of Jean Henry Dunant, a Swiss citizen who in 1863 founded the first World Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

The day would change several times of appeal to become the "World Day of the Red Cross and Red Crescent," which was held for the first time in 1953. Each year a different theme is selected to commemorate the World Day, devoted to the multiple concerns of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

At present, the World Day continues to be an excellent means of disseminating the humanitarian action of the different Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, as well as an official commemoration that recalls the ideal of solidarity and mutual aid that it brings together under the two emblems to hundreds of millions of men and women who know how to make solidarity the most beautiful of virtues.

History of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

In 1859, a Swiss businessman named Henry Dunant was horrified by the sight of thousands of wounded soldiers lying on the battlefield of Solferino in northern Italy.

Without delay, he urged the local population to come and help the soldiers on both sides.

In 1862 he published the work "Recuerdo de Solferino", in which he made two solemn appeals: firstly that, in times of peace, relief societies should be formed whose nurses had to be prepared to intervene in time of war;

and secondly, that the volunteers in charge of attending the medical services of the army were recognized and protected by virtue of an international agreement.

These ideas soon became concrete in what was born under the name of "International Committee for Relief of Wounded Soldiers", which later became known as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Following an invitation from the International Committee, representatives from 16 countries and four philanthropic institutions met in 1863 at an International Conference in Geneva.

This event promoted the foundation of the Red Cross as an institution.

Henry Dunant and the other members of the Committee also wanted the Red Cross and its ideals to be internationally recognized and an agreement to guarantee the protection of medical services on the battlefield.

To that end, the Swiss Government decided to convene a Diplomatic Conference, which took place in Geneva in 1864. Representatives of 12 countries participated and a treaty was approved, prepared by the International Committee and entitled "Geneva Convention for the Improvement of Luck. of the wounded in the armies in campaign. "

This agreement was the first treaty on International Humanitarian Law.

This Conference also approved a legal framework that established some fundamental goals of the Red Cross: effective action to help the wounded;

vehicles and health personnel should be considered and respected as neutral;

and they should also be protected in war conflicts.

In 1921, the International Committee of the Red Cross would adopt four Principles: Charity, Universality, Independence and Impartiality.

After the Second World War, a Diplomatic Conference deliberated for four months before approving the four Geneva Conventions of 1949, which included, for the first time, provisions relating to the protection due to civilians in time of war and that they would be completed in 1977 with two additional protocols currently in force.

But it was in 1965 when the XX International Conference of the Red Cross defined and approved the seven fundamental principles currently in force: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Volunteering, Unity and Universality.

Components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is active in almost every country, making it the largest humanitarian network in the world.

The Movement is an organization composed of three key components:

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a body based in Geneva and founder of the Movement that, in addition to deploying operational activities, is the promoter and guardian of International Humanitarian Law.

It also ensures the application of the Fundamental Principles and is primarily interested in the victims of armed conflicts.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, founded in 1919, is responsible for inspiring, stimulating, facilitating and promoting the activities of its 190 member National Societies.

It coordinates the international humanitarian assistance provided by National Societies in favor of victims of natural disasters or those originated by human beings outside the conflict zones.

The National Societies of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent, which currently total 190, act as auxiliaries of the public authorities in the respective country and provide services such as disaster relief, health, social assistance and first aid, among others.

In addition to working in the country itself, the National Societies make available to the ICRC partners who are responsible for organizing the transport and distribution of humanitarian aid, managing cooperation projects in the field, etc.

To be part of the Movement, all National Societies must be recognized by the ICRC.

Later, they can become members of the International Federation.

Likewise, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is organized through three organs: the International Conference, which meets every four years and is the highest deliberative authority of the Red Cross;

the Permanent Commission, organ that prepares the International Conference in collaboration with the National Society that is the seat of the Conference and that, between Conferences, coordinates the work of the ICRC and the Federation;

and the Council of Delegates, which presents proposals for the positions of President, Vice-Presidents and Secretaries of the Conference, decides the order of topics and decides on the proposals sent by the Conference or the Permanent Commission.

The Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law

Limiting and preventing human suffering in times of armed conflict is the purpose of International Humanitarian Law.

The essence of this right is contained in the four Geneva Conventions and in their Additional Protocols.

Today, almost every country in the world is a Party to these Conventions.

On August 22, 1864, the first Geneva Convention was signed, playing a decisive role ever since in the humanization of conflicts and the remedy of their effects.

The current Conventions, in force since August 12, 1949, as well as the Additional Protocols were signed in principle by 61 States, joining a total of 194 countries that are now States Parties to them.

The Political Department of the Swiss Federal Council is the depository of the Geneva Conventions.

The governments that wish to join or ratify them are directed to it.

The protection guaranteed in the Conventions applies to the following categories of persons: wounded and sick of the armed forces in the field (Convention I);

wounded, sick and shipwrecked of the armed forces at sea;

(Convention II) prisoners of war (Convention III);

and civilians in time of war (Convention IV).

The Additional Protocols of 1977 supplement the Geneva Conventions and their purpose is to place limits on the use of violence and protect the civilian population, thus enhancing the norms that govern the conduct of hostilities.

In this way, the Governments that are Party have committed themselves to taking care of friends and enemies in a similar way, respecting the human being, their honor, the rights of the family, the customs, the religious convictions and the dignity of the woman;

authorize delegates to visit prisoner of war camps, civilian internees, and to interview without detainees with witnesses;

prohibit inhuman or degrading treatment, hostage-taking, extermination, torture, summary executions, deportations, looting, acts of violence and the unjustified destruction of private property.

History of the Spanish Red Cross

The Spanish Red Cross was officially created on July 6, 1864, but previously Spanish representatives had attended the first international meetings in Geneva.

When the Committee of the Five convened in 1863 the First International Conference, Spain was one of the first to register, being represented by the Count of Ripalda and the senior doctor of Military Health Nicasio Landa.

From the first moment, Their Majesties the Kings of Spain exercised the High Patronazgo of the Institution.

The first international aid action in which the Spanish Red Cross participated was in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, but its first major intervention took place in the Third Carlist War, at the Battle of Oroquieta in 1872.

Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Spanish Red Cross produced successive reforms that gave rise to a more operational Red Cross.

Thus, in 1898 the first general mobilization trial of the Spanish Red Cross took place in Tudela (Navarra), and two years later the Supreme Assembly was created as the governing body, whose president and Commissioner Regio would be General Polavieja.

In 1918, the first six hospitals were created in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, Granada, San Sebastián and Ceuta.

The first School of Nurses was founded in San José and Santa Adela in Madrid.

In a panorama of generalized deficiencies in sanitary matters, the Red Cross network would have a special meaning.

During the Spanish Civil War of 1936, the Red Cross was in charge of protecting and assisting the detainees of both sides, both by the Spanish organization and by the delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

His work in the fields and prisons and aid to the civilian population is still remembered by the Spaniards.

And it is that even in times of peace, the Spanish Red Cross continued its mission of assistance, without ruling out international actions.

In recent times, the development of the Red Cross has been especially significant and the Institution extends to the entire national territory.

In 2014, the Spanish Red Cross celebrated its 150th anniversary, and after these years it remains faithful to its commitment to the most vulnerable people, getting closer to their needs and helping them from the proximity and closeness, putting the focus of their attention on the economic crisis , but without forgetting its role in other vital areas of action such as International Cooperation or Health and Relief, historical hallmarks of the Institution.

The Institution has 52 Provincial Committees and 17 Autonomous Committees, 648 Local Assemblies, more than 213,000 volunteers and more than one million members.

Origins of the Red Cross Gold Medal

The Gold Medal of the Red Cross is a distinction that was included, along with other distinctions, in the first Statutes of the Spanish Red Cross of 1868 and that is currently included in the Organic General Regulations.

It is a recognition to the people who have excelled in the development of voluntary activities or in the support, collaboration, defense, dissemination and fulfillment of the principles and objectives of the Spanish Red Cross.

It is granted by the National Committee or the National President.

Fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement were proclaimed by the XX International Conference of the Red Cross in 1965, and celebrate its fiftieth anniversary this year.

Since then, they have been updated and approved by the XXV International Conference of the Red Cross in 1986.

The principles define the identity and peculiarity of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, guide our decisions and our work in all situations and allow us to pass on to the most needy populations and work with them.

The humanitarian needs and the places where the Institution provides its services are increasingly complex.

However, its Fundamental Principles maintain their constancy, guide their actions and guarantee that they always work at the service of the communities without distinction of race, creed or color.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which has given rise to the concern to provide assistance, without discrimination, to all those injured in the battlefields, strives, under its international and national aspect, to prevent and relieve the suffering of men in all circumstances.

Tends to protect life and health, as well as to respect the human person.

It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement makes no distinction of nationality, race, religion, social status or political creed.

It is dedicated solely to helping individuals in proportion to their suffering, remedying their needs and giving priority to the most urgent ones.


In order to maintain the confidence of all, the Movement abstains from taking part in hostilities and, at all times, in controversies of a political, racial, religious and ideological nature.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is independent, and auxiliary to the public authorities in their humanitarian activities, subject to the laws that govern the respective countries, National Societies must, nevertheless, preserve an autonomy that allow to act always in accordance with the Principles of the Movement.


It is a voluntary relief institution of a disinterested nature.


In each country there can only be one Red Cross or Red Crescent Society, which must be accessible to all and extend its humanitarian action to the entire territory.


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have the same rights and duty to help each other, is universal.

The universality of the Movement reflects the adherence of all its components to the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. common values ​​that are the seed of rapprochement and peace among peoples.

Spanish Red Cross in Zaragoza

The official birth of the Red Cross Assembly in Zaragoza took place in 1870. On a cold winter day, on December 6, the foundation document of the Territorial Organization was produced with the creation of the "Assembly of the International Relief Society military and civilians wounded in campaign and armed struggle of the Language of Aragon ", based in the Aragonese capital.

At that moment, the first stone of an unstoppable humanitarian movement was laid, with almost 150 years of history, inexorably linked to this land and its people.

Only four years later, in 1874, the province had 126 people, men and women, of all ages and social backgrounds: pharmaceutical merchants, doctors, carpenters, shoemakers, engineers and students.

Thus, the movement was making its way towards civil society.

The first important action with civil population took place a year before, in 1895, with the overflow of the river Jalón in Ateca, Alhama and other riverside towns.

With this event, a decisive turn took place when extending its humanitarian commitment with the whole society.

Source: Cruz Roja

Urralburu: "The Mar Menor can not stand another government of the Popular Party"

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The candidate for the presidency of the Region of Murcia by Podemos has pointed out that the gap will not support another legislature with the Popular Party to the front since the sole responsibility for the Mar Menor "is very sick" is the regional government.

A government, which "has an approved law, backed by the Regional Assembly, with concrete proposals and efficient measures aimed at saving the Mar Menor, and have not moved a finger to apply it."

Óscar Urralburu has assured that the situation of the Mar Menor, whose levels get worse in all its aspects, was something "predictable since the Popular Party gives exactly the same." If this were not the case, many of the measures contemplated in the Law of Urgent Measures of the Mar Menor that are designed and planned to stop the deterioration of the lagoon ".

Although, the candidate to preside over the autonomous community of Podemos Región de Murcia has said, while we see how "all the parameters are going to get worse, the regional government continues to allow agricultural spills." There is an absolute lack of control that is going to aggravate with the arrival of high temperatures. "

We insist, Urralburu has said, that part of the work is done and this mismanagement is totally "interested, since there are solutions." Apply the Law of Urgent Measures of the Mar Menor in its entirety, including the prevention of pollution at source and the application of measures based on nature to retain and eliminate diffuse agrarian pollution in the whole basin ".

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Isabel Franco: "That the PSOE use Zapatero in this campaign is a provocation of bad taste"

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

The candidate of Citizens believes that the former president "ninguneó and strangled the development of the Region with its management and the repeal of the transfer of the Ebro "

The candidate for the presidency of the Autonomous Community for Citizens, Isabel Franco, has described as "provocation of bad taste" the visit in pre-election key that today has turned the president Rodríguez Zapatero to Murcia.

"We think that the PSOE must be very desperate and lacking in talent to use Zapatero in the Murcia Region as a campaign key", added Isabel Franco, who believes that ZP "has not strangled the development of the Region, not only through its disastrous management of issues such as regional financing, but also with the repeal of the transfer of the Ebro.

The PSRM-PSOE should reflect before boasting of having in its campaign with an ex-president that the only thing he did was to put a concrete slab to the development of our Region. "

Source: Ciudadanos Región de Murcia