The amount they received depends on the time they worked. (Photo: Hilda Fernández)

Child laborers of Coahuila receive settlements

Hilda Fernandez / Saltilo, Coahuila
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Each kid received between US$650 to US$1,060.

The Prokarne company paid the first settlements to 30 children and teenagers exploited in the dash and packaging of courgettes and onions in the "El Ejido" fields of the municipality of Ramos Arizpe.

Each one of them received between US$650 to US$1,060 depended on the time they worked for the company.

The responsible for delivering the money to the kids was a lawyer of the owner of the "El Pedregal" and "Santa Cruz" farms, where the authorities of Coahuila rescued 307 people last Wednesday and Thursday.

Out of the group of workers, 78 are kids between 13 to 17 years of age, an eight-year-old, two one-year-old toddlers and two pregnant girls, from the states of Hidalgo, Veracruz, San Luis Potosí, and Tamaulipas.

Through a press release, the Government of the State reported that its Department of Labor, headed by Norma Leticia González Córdova, and the Office of the State Attorney General provided free advice to the farmers, on a case by case basis.

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