Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Talks About Jobs on Azteca America's 'Issues: Caras y Voces'

Jan 20, 2010, 12:32 ET from Azteca America from ,Fundacion Azteca America from

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Azteca America television network is proud to feature Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on this week's broadcast of "Issues: Caras y Voces," hosted by veteran Latino journalist Armando Guzman.

Secretary Solis was confirmed to her post in February of 2009. Prior to her position as Secretary of Labor, she represented California's 32nd District in the U.S. Congress since 2001. Her priorities in Congress included expanding access to health care, protecting the environment, and improving the lives of working families.

As the first Hispanic woman to serve as a regular cabinet member, Secretary Solis has increased the enforcement of wage and workplace protection laws, and has promoted a $150 million program to train unemployed workers in new fields.

Regarding the changing landscape of job opportunities in the United States, she said, "The changes are going to be very strong, not just within the Latino community, but throughout the entire country... We need to recognize this fact, because it is very important."

"Issues: Caras y Voces" features top leaders that impact the Latino community through one-on-one interviews conducted by Armando Guzman. Covering the White House and the Capitol for almost two decades, Mr. Guzman is one of the most respected correspondents in Washington. The interview forum airs Tuesday evenings during Noticiero Azteca America, the network news broadcast of Azteca America.

Past guests of "Issues: Caras y Voces" include: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Senator Mel Martinez (FL), Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA), Senator Harry Reid (NV), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Congressman Jose E. Serrano (NY), Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, NIDA Director Nora Volkow, ACS President Elmer Huerta, NEC Deputy Director Diana Farrell, California State Senator Gil Cedillo, former Senator George McGovern and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Don't miss "Issues: Caras y Voces" Tuesdays during the nighttime transmissions of Noticiero Azteca America at 11:00 pm EST and PST/10:00 pm CST.

    Webcast repetitions are available at www.fundacionaztecaamerica.org.
    The forum is also broadcast in Mexico on Proyecto 40.

About Azteca America and Grupo Salinas

Azteca America is the fastest-growing Hispanic network in the United States. The network is a wholly owned subsidiary of TV Azteca S.A. de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television content in the world. Azteca America currently has presence in over 60 markets throughout the United States.

Azteca America and TV Azteca are companies of Grupo Salinas, a group of dynamic, fast-growing and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas

(www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas also includes Grupo Elektra, Banco Azteca, Afore Azteca, Seguros Azteca, Grupo Iusacell and Azteca Internet.

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    Azteca America is a Grupo Salinas Company.
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    Daniel McCosh
    011 (5255) 1720-0059
    dmccosh@gruposalinas.com

SOURCE Azteca America; Fundacion Azteca America; Grupo Salinas



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