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Puerto Rico: police violence against striking students

Pepper spray and clubs were the methods used by police in Puerto Rico against protesting students.

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Student strike in Puerto Rico met with repression

College students in Puerto Rico are on strike against the neoliberal education policies implenmented by the country's conservative and right-wing governor.

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Puerto Rican independence leader Juan Mari Bras dies at 82

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Juan Mari Bras, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists, died Friday, Sept. 10. He was 82.

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Epic student strike continues in Puerto Rico

Forty six days into their strike against the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), students were occupying 11 of 12 UPR campuses despite heavy police monitoring and the UPR President's ultimatum to vacate the campuses by June 7.

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World Notes: Somalia, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and UN

In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.

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Student strike shuts down University of Puerto Rico indefinitely

Students at the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico, at Río Piedras, on Tuesday, April 13, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 48-hour campus occupation the following week.

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Jesus Colon: A Puerto Rican in New York

Two excerpts from “A Puerto Rican in New York and Other Sketches” by acclaimed author, newspaperman, activist, and communist Jesús Colón (1901-1974).

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