Protesters Call on Harvard to Divest from Puerto Rican Debt


“The U.S. government should support the people in Puerto Rico as it does in other disaster relief efforts.’ … yet we have seen how short the mighty, imperialistic U.S. of A. has ‘complied’ with their responsibility, haven’t we?

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William L. Wang (The Harvard Crimson) reports on today’s march at Harvard University, where hundreds of protesters urged Harvard to divest from the Boston-based Baupost Group unless the hedge fund cancels its holdings of Puerto Rican debt. According to El Nuevo Día, there will be a similar march tomorrow at Yale University (stay tuned for other protests at Columbia University and University of Phoenix).

The protest, organized by Harvard affiliates and local activist organizations, ispart of a series of protests calling for higher education institutions to divest from financial groups with significant Puerto Rico debt holdings. Rallies at Yale University, Columbia University, and the University of Phoenix are slated to take place within the next week.

Armed with signs reading “Drop the Debt” and “Harvard Divest from Baupost,” protesters marched through Johnston Gate, walked past the School of Education, and concluded the march at Harvard Business School.

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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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