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BY Brad Sigal | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 5/03/18
On May 1, police in Puerto Rico responded to tens of thousands of people marching against austerity with serious repression including tear gas, pepper spray and arrests.
BY Brad Sigal | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 3/16/18
The Puerto Rican Teachers Federation and allied teachers’ organizations in the Broad Front in Defense of Public Education (FADEP) have called a national teachers’ strike in Puerto Rico for March 19.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 10/30/17
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR, for their initials in Spanish) has been warning for weeks that Department of Education Secretary Julia Keleher was going to use the crisis as an opportunity to try to close hundreds of Puerto Rico’s public schools.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/27/17
Eulalia "Laly" Centeno talks about the danger of the government using the crisis of Hurricane Maria to impose massive school closings and privatize public education in Puerto Rico - as they’ve tried to do for years but have not been able to because of resistance from teachers and the community.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/26/17
Mercedes Martinez was interviewed on Oct. 22 in San Juan, just over a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Martinez is president of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR).
BY staff | Rio Grande, Puerto Rico | 10/24/17
This is an interview done on Oct. 22 with Noelanie Fuentes, vice president of the Rio Grande Local of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation and a social studies teacher at Liberata Iraldo Middle School.
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