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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Photo Gallery: Secretary Solis Visits Nicaragua and El Salvador
(July 26-29, 2010)

Images include:

  • Secretary Solis visits with students at a coffee plantation called Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua as part of the U.S. Department of Labor efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor practices around the world through the DOL funded program ENTERATE.
  • Secretary Solis visits with students at a coffee plantation called Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua as part of the U.S. Department of Labor efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor practices around the world through the DOL funded program ENTERATE.
  • Secretary Solis visits with students at a coffee plantation called Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua as part of the U.S. Department of Labor efforts to eliminate exploitive child labor practices around the world through the DOL funded program ENTERATE.
  • Children attending a school built in the coffee plantation Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua perform folk dances, theater, and songs as part of the day’s event.
  • Children attending a school built in the coffee plantation Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua perform folk dances, theater, and songs as part of the day’s event.
  • Secretary Solis receives gifts from children attending a school built in the coffee plantation Los Potrerillos in Jinotega, Nicaragua.
  • Secretary Solis meets with Nicaraguan Labor Minister Jeannette Chavez, International Labor Organization (ILO) representatives and other stakeholders to announce DOL’s funding of Better Work Nicaragua.
  • Secretary Solis announces DOL’s funding of Better Work Nicaragua that is set to be launch this September.
  • Secretary Solis meets with Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, agenda items included economic development, job creation, working towards protecting worker rights and combating child labor.
  • Secretary Solis announces a new United States government contribution of $10 million to support the Salvadoran government’s efforts to combat and eradicate child labor. She is joined by El Salvador Minister of Labor Victoria Velásquez de Avilés (middle) and Robert Blau, Chargé d'Affairs, U.S. Embassy in El Salvador (right).
  • Secretary Solis meets with President of El Salvador Mauricio Funes to discuss ways on how both governments can collaborate to protect worker rights including the implementation of Better Work and combat child labor.
  • Secretary attends a luncheon in the U.S. Embassy in El Salvador where she met two former child laborers, Ana Deisi and Douglas. As young adults, they are both involved in programs to help other children.
  • Secretary Solis and El Salvador Minister of Labor Victoria Velásquez de Avilés are greeted by local children as they gear up for the announcement of $10 million to support the Salvadoran government’s efforts to combat and eradicate child labor.
  • Secretary Solis thanks members of the El Salvadoran Police Division (Protección de Personas Importantes PPI) for their service throughout her trip.