Characters like Ángela Peralta, Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez, Romanita de la Peña and Lola Beltrán
MAZATLAN. – Regarding March 8, International Women’s Day, which commemorates the fight for equality, the recognition and effective exercise of their rights; we have decided to review the names of streets and avenues in Mazatlán that bear the names of important Mexican women who have contributed their courage and bravery in favor of society.
Next, we will tell you a little about the life history of each one of them and the location of the street or avenue that bears her name.
Known as El Ruiseñor Mexicano, Ángela Peralta was the 19th century soprano who gained worldwide fame, since before she was 20, she had already conquered the main European stages.
With great success, she toured the theaters of Genoa, Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Lisbon, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Cairo, Alexandria and Saint Petersburg, and even performed in New York and Havana, before returning to Mexico in 1865 at the invitation of Emperor Maximilian.
Unfortunately, the singer fell ill with the plague prior to a concert that she would offer at the Tetro Rubio (today Ángela Peralta) and died on August 30, 1883.
This street is in the Reforma neighborhood.
Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez
Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, La Corregidora, is one of the most important characters in the history of our country, since she was a key piece of the Independence of Mexico.
Josefa joined the independence movement from the beginning. The Corregidora quickly showed herself to be a very competent strategist, with a strong character and liberal ideals, which she helped throughout the organization of the rebellion. She went down in history as she was the one who warned the caudillos that they had been discovered, but her participation in the movement was greater, since for many years she was active in the fight, sending messages or money when she could to continue supporting the cause.
Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez street is in the Montuosa neighborhood.
Romanita de la peña
Her original name was Romana de la Peña de Careaga, but she became known as Romanita de la Peña. She was a Mazatlan society woman, whose name always used to appear in the most distinguished events of her time, until she participated in the Mazatlán International Carnival.
Being an orphan of a mother led her to be a tireless defender of orphaned children who lost their parents because of the ravages left by the Bubonic Plague epidemic, for which she fought until the establishment of this care center for the childhood.
Her street is in the heart of the Historic Center and even had a bust in her honor in Plazuela Machado.
Known as “La Reina de la Canción Ranchera”, she is considered one of the greatest female performers in the history of this musical genre. Her real name is María Lucila Beltrán Ruiz and she was born in Rosario, Sinaloa on March 7, 1931.
Beltrán had an artistic career of more than 40 years, she recorded about 78 albums and more than 60 movies. She sang almost all over the world and before political figures such as French President Charles de Gaulle, Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, Soviet Minister Andrei Gromiko, former USSR Prime Minister Leonidas Breznev, the kings of Spain, and the Americans heads of state: D. Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon, among other personalities.
This avenue is one of the best known in Mazatlán due to its location, from Ejército Mexicano avenue to the Malecón de Mazatlán, in fact, on the road there is a statue of Lola Beltrán in her honor, which has been taken as a symbol of women Sinaloense by different Feminist Collectives.
The solidarity actions that the Letty Coppel Foundation has carried out in the port, for years, in favor of those who have less, led her to be recognized by the municipality with a road that bears her name in the area known as Marina Mazatlán.
The Lety Coppel Foundation was created by herself and with the objective of improving the quality of life and the development of the communities of Los Cabos and Mazatlán.
She is a Mazatlan journalist with more than 30 years of experience; she has been recognized on several occasions for her reporting in the local newspaper Noroeste. She was also a press coordinator in southern Sinaloa for a year in the administration of Governor Rubén Rocha Moya. She is currently director of communication at the Institute of Culture, Tourism and Art of Mazatlán.
The street is in the Libertad de Expresión neighborhood, an area that honors different Mazatlan journalists.
Norma Corona Sapién, was one of the pioneers of the defense of human rights in Sinaloa. She passed away on May 21, 1990.
Two weeks after the Law Doctor was murdered, the National Human Rights Commission was created in Mexico, and later a constitutional reform led to the emergence of state commissions. Carlos Salinas de Gortari governed the country.
His street is located in the Libertad de Expresión neighborhood.