The Queen of Spain in El Salvador

  May 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm by

Queen Letizia continued her first co-operation trip in El Salvador today, visiting a health centre and meeting with the Mayor of Suchitoto.

After meeting with Mayor Pedrina Rivera at Suchitoto’s Town Hall, the Queen was given a tour of the Santa Lucia Church in the town – which is the oldest colonial settlement in El Salvador – and walked around the municipal market. The Church, built in 1853, is an important cultural symbol for Suchitoto and has been restored using Spanish funds through the Spanish Cooperation’s Heritage Development Program. At the market, Queen Letizia spoke with a number of the vendors about their produce.

It was then on to La Casa de las Mujeres, a centre which provides victims of domestic violence with counselling and assistance to get back on their feet. The Women’s House offers a number of different workshops, ranging from sexual and reproductive health to economic initiatives.

In the afternoon, Letizia also the Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero health centre in the Jiquilisco municipality that provides healthcare to people with chronic kidney failure and visited a water and sanitation facility that services Isla de Mendez.

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