U. of Puerto Rico Faces Renewed Student Protests

Administrators at the University of Puerto Rico resumed work Tuesday amid a heavy police presence because of student protests against a proposed $800 tuition hike, reports Prensa Latina, a Spanish-language newspaper. Proposed budget cuts at Puerto Rico’s main public university triggered a two-month student strike last spring. The university later decided to raise the tuition from $1,500 to $2,300 starting this month, spurring a renewed round of protests in December that culminated with the arrests of 17 students.

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