Thousands of university students go on strike in Puerto Rico

Go students!! Stand strong … #Resist … ✊🏽

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Thousands of students at Puerto Rico’s largest public university have gone on a one-week strike to protest multimillion-dollar cuts prompted by an economic crisis, the Associated Press reports.

The strike that began Tuesday has forced the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico to close for the day. Interim Dean Carmen Rivera says she’ll soon announce other steps.

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances is demanding that the university cut $450 million from its budget. The proposal prompted nearly a dozen top university officials to resign in protest in recent weeks.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello has proposed that the cuts be reduced to $241 million and be implemented by 2021.

The university has 11 campuses and serves more than 50,000 students.

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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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