My last day in Nicaragua, and I participate in a press conference announcing the Labor Department’s funding of Better Work in Nicaragua. I’m joined at the event by my Nicaraguan counterpart, Labor Minister Jeannette Chavez, and representatives from the ILO and IFC. They are all very hopeful that Better Work will make a difference in the export textile sector, which is a sector that provides jobs to so many Nicaraguan families. The official announcement gets a lot of attention, and there are many national and international media covering the event. I want the news media here to make it very clear that the U.S. is committed to working with Nicaragua under the principles of mutual respect and common goals.
Despite two days of non-stop events, meetings and activities (plus jet lag), I’m excited as I board the plane for my next country: El Salvador. I just can’t wait until tomorrow! (Continued in Part 4)
- Part 1 – Monday, July 26: Jinotega, Nicaragua
- Part 2 – Tuesday, July 27: Managua, Nicaragua
- Part 3 – Wednesday, July 28: Managua, Nicaragua
- Part 4 – Thursday, July 29: San Salvador, El Salvador