Logroño, (EFE).- They like television series with a background of political activism, they usually use Instagram, they enjoy traveling and they get involved every day to achieve a better world.
These are some of the personal traits of the Podemos-IU candidates for the Presidency of the Government of La Rioja, Henar Moreno; and the Mayor of Logroño, Amaia Castro, who have responded to EFE to ten non-political questions.
Moreno, 50, is a lawyer. Castro, 56, worked before being a councilor as a social integrator at the Red Cross.
Amaia Castro, Podemos-IU candidate for the Alcaldía of Logroño. EFE/Raquel Manzanares
1.- Do you have social networks? Do you use them a lot?
- Henar Moreno: Yes, especially Instagram.
- Amaia Castro: Yes, I have and I am active in most of them. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…. It’s a way to communicate my ideas and my work and a great way to be in contact with younger people.
2.- What television series do you recommend?
- Henar Moreno: A classic: Borgen, because for me politics is in everything.
- Amaia Castro: The Handmaid’s Tale. When it came out it might seem like science fiction, but recently, with the surrogacy debates or the questioning of abortion, we’ve seen that if we’re not careful, it might not be that far off. It reminds me that we have to keep fighting because women’s rights are the first to be lost.
3.- The trip that you liked the most? Which one is pending?
- Henar Moreno: I have made many trips, but I really liked one around Europe by car in which we traveled through Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Croatia. We did 6,200 kilometers and only I was driving. I have so many earrings! But above all Argentina, I will be very sorry when I do it because I was thinking of going with a person who is no longer there.
- Amaia Castro: The trip that I liked the most was to the Azores Islands. I saved for a year to be able to do it and it was worth it. We managed to see dolphins and for me it has been an unforgettable experience. I would like to continue discovering Spain and a wonderful pending trip would be to travel the Cantabrian coast in a motorhome, with my partner and my dog, I really enjoy the sea in winter.
4.- How are household chores distributed at home?
- Henar Moreno: The tasks are divided badly in my house. Unfortunately, there is still a long way to go and women continue to carry the majority of the burden in household chores, caring for people and caring for their sons and daughters.
- Amaia Castro: At home we distribute the tasks equally, although now in the electoral campaign my husband is the one who is in charge of practically everything.
5.- What is the best legacy of your parents? What legacy would you like to leave your children?
- Henar Moreno: For me, the best thing about my parents is the concept of the common and that the family is like musketeers: all for one and one for all. From childhood there was no private property at home, everything belonged to everyone. My parents are always there for everything. I would also like to leave it to my daughter, in addition to the importance of fighting for the collective in the street and fighting for a fairer and better society.
- Amaia Castro: My parents have taught me not to be conformist and to fight for what I want, for my ideals; and they have done it above all with their example. My mother was the first woman in her town to put on pants and get her driver’s license. I don’t have children, but a legacy that seems valuable to leave to future generations is the idea that they don’t settle. If they don’t like something, try to change it.
6.- What is the best memory of your childhood?
- Henar Moreno: I have had a very happy childhood, one of the most endearing memories was going with my grandmother when I was 3 years old to Communist Party meetings and they gave me pens as gifts. I have had a great grandmother until I was 20 years old and grandparents until I was 45, few people have this luck.
- Amaia Castro: At the age of 14, I managed to convince my parents to have a dog at home, a female German shepherd. Her name was Jay. The whole family, but especially me, really enjoyed sharing life with her.
7.- The biggest challenge of your professional career?
- Henar Moreno: In my career (as a lawyer) constant updating. Fortunately, the law evolves and giving it social content is always a challenge. Always be with those who need it most, in the battles waged in the fight against evictions and in matters of violence against women, such as accusing the people who kidnapped a woman who wanted a divorce.
- Amaia Castro: I have had various jobs. The challenge for me, in each of them, has always been to learn and give my best wherever I am and whatever I do.
8.- Is it more of getting up early or staying up late?
- Henar Moreno: Get up early. I sleep little, but I love to sleep. After eight at night I no longer perform the same.
-Amaia Castro: From staying up all night. I am nocturnal and always have been. My head performs better at night than in the morning. It comes to me when I was studying at the university, that I always studied at night.
9.- Are you an athlete? What sport does he practice?
- Henar Moreno: I’m not very athletic, when I was young I used to swim. Now the paddle is worth it. Because of time, all I do is run and walk, alternating one minute of each.
- Amaia Castro: I really like cycling and I love the mountains, but I have to admit that, since I’ve been working at the City Council, these activities have taken a backseat.
10.- What other candidate would you go with for wine?
- Henar Moreno: I would go with everyone. Regardless of political ideas and what we stick to from the rostrum, in this land we can go with anyone, but with political closeness, at this moment with Concha Andreu.
- Amaia Castro: With the mayor, Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza, to continue debating and chatting about what our city needs.
Henar Moreno, Podemos-IU candidate for the Presidency of the Government of La Rioja.
Amaia Castro, Podemos-IU candidate for the Alcaldía of Logroño.