Students Are Now Leading the Resistance to Austerity in Puerto Rico


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!

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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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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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