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La Palma: Doña Esmeralda's 100th birthday

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The Mayor of La Palma's capital, Santa Cruz, Sergio Matos, and the councillor for social wellbeing and equal opportunities, Gazmira Rodríguez, recently congratulated the venerable resident Doña Esmeralda Castro Díaz on her 100th birthday. On March 4, 1918, she was born as the seventh of eight children of the couple Manuel Castro Cabrera and Esmeralda Diaz Duque.
In her youth she met Miguel Bethencourt Arrocha, who later founded a well-known photo studio in the city. In 1949 she married him and they had two children, her daughter Esmeralda, who continues her father's today, and son Miguel.
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