Sunday, April 16, 2017

Puerto Rican Public University Students Strike Against Budget Cuts - Democracy Now

And in Puerto Rico, thousands of students at the territory’s largest public university launched a one-week strike Tuesday. The students are protesting plans by a federally appointed oversight control board to cut $450 million from the university’s budget to help pay the island’s debt to bondholders. The striking students are demanding reforms including an end to budget cuts, no tuition increases, and an independent audit of Puerto Rico’s debt.

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