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Puerto Rican Students Extend Strike Indefinitely to Protest Austerity Cuts

San Juan, April 6 (RHC)-- In Puerto Rico, thousands of striking university students packed a coliseum in San Juan Wednesday in an unprecedented national assembly to discuss austerity cuts proposed by Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board in order to pay Wall Street bondholders. 

The students voted to strike indefinitely in protest of plans to cut $450 million from the University of Puerto Rico general fund.  The striking students are demanding reforms including an end to budget cuts, no tuition increases, and an independent audit of Puerto Rico’s debt.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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