Thousands of University of Puerto Rico students go on strike

Good for them!! #Resist … ✊🏽

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This was definitely brewing. . .

Thousands of public university students in Puerto Rico have gone on strike to protest looming budget cuts amid a deep economic crisis. Five of 11 campuses of the University of Puerto Rico have been affected by strikes that began Wednesday and are expected to continue all week.

The strikes come just days after nearly a dozen top university officials resigned to protest the cuts. Gov. Ricardo Rossello has said the university needs to submit a fiscal plan with $300 million in budget cuts sought by a federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances.

The students are blocking the entrance to campuses in Ponce, Bayamon, Arecibo, Mayaguez and Cayey. Students at the main campus in the capital of San Juan [Río Piedras] are holding an assembly on Wednesday to talk about the issue.

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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