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Puerto Ricans rise up against US-imposed austerity, protest poverty wages

Puerto Rican public workers are protesting the neoliberal policies imposed by the US government’s unelected Financial Oversight and Management Board. A professor speaks about their demands for higher wages and better social programs.

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This February, Puerto Rican public workers have been holding large protests against the neoliberal policies imposed by the US government’s unelected Financial Oversight and Management Board.

Multipolarista spoke with Ángel Rodríguez Rivera, president of the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors. He described how teachers are rising up, after the minimum wage has not increased in 13 years.

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