Buenos Aires City councilors gave final approval to a bill that officially names “April 2”, a passage in the neighborhood of Agronomia, which was re-baptized with that name by residents during the 1982 Malvinas war conflict, who erased the original name of 'England'.
The initiative was unanimously approved during a normal session of the town council which for the occasion was attended by residents, neighbors, Malvinas veterans and Norberto Karasiewicz, a survivor of the Condor Operation in September 1966 when a group of young hijackers forced the landing of an Aerolineas Argentinas aircraft in the Falklands and raised the Argentine flag.
The bill which was a proposal from the neighbors is now officially incorporated as April 2 passage in Buenos Aires City nomenclature, according to the Argentine government official news agency Telam.
The proposal was reignited last year when the city government of Buenos Aires renewed street names plates and signals, and insisted with the name 'Inglaterra'.
The corner post with the name was lifted from Agronomia neighborhood while there was strong criticism of Buenos Aires City mayor Mauricio Macri.
This was solely a neighbors initiative, which we enthusiastically supported, from the moment we became aware there was an insistence with the name of 'Inglaterra' said Karasiewicz.
What was approved today at the legislative is a homage to the memory of all those who participated in the conflict to recover the conflict, said Camila Rodriguez, a neighbor from a town hall housing complex.