Leave it to the young Puerto Ricans! The world is theirs, they will change it … KUDOS! ✊🏽 … the University of Puerto Rico students go all the way!
Peter Jordens has shared a series of articles dealing with the student strikes and protests against austerity measures in Puerto Rico (see list below). In “Students Are Now Leading the Resistance to Austerity in Puerto Rico” (The Nation, 27 April 2017), Ed Morales writes, “Some $40 billion of the island’s debt could be illegal—so, why is the government shutting down the audit commission?” Here are excerpts from Morales’s article:
Aurora Muriente Pastrana, who is both a law-school student and adjunct professor in the humanities department at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), had come to the steps of Puerto Rico’s capitol building on April 18 with a group of university students, professors, workers, and activists to raise their voices against the passage of a bill that would eliminate the government-funded Debt Audit Commission, which was created in 2015 to audit the island territory’s $70-plus billion in debt. In solidarity…
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