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Puerto Rico: Student strike update

By Natalia A. Bonilla Berrios



SAN JUAN — Tomorrow, April 13, the students will hold an assembly at a site that has yet to be determined. The students had petitioned to hold the assembly in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum but the city’s administration denied the request.
As of today, the students are in the 20th day of their strike at 10 of the 11 campuses because of the University of Puerto Rico’s President, Board of syndicates and the Rectors have not reached an agreement with the students.
Tomorrow’s meeting will decide if the strike continues and students lose a semester or call off the strike and start classes again.

Learn more about Natalia

Natalia A. Bonilla Berrios is a junior at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science, International Relations. Natalia has a 3.90 GPA.

She was the former president of the UPR student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, a member of the National Society of Collegiates and Scholars and was selected for the ‘Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges’ program, during her freshman year.

In addition, she has worked as an intern reporter for Diálogo Digital, Puerto Rican Center of Investigative Journalism, served as a staff writer for Paréntesis newspaper, and as a volunteer reporter for IDentidad magazine.

Bonilla has served as student representative for the Freedom of the Press Center of Puerto Rico and has been selected as one of the UWIRE’s Top 100 Student Journalists of 2009.


She was selected for the Student Camp at Unity 2008, the quadrennial Journalists of Color Convention and also, as a volunteer for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.


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