The history of students in Nicaragua
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- Students Protest Education Cuts
- By Matilde Zimmermann, The Militant, 5
February 1996. More than 10,000 university students
marched here January 16 demanding increased government
funding for education and prosecution of the cops who
killed two student demonstrators last month.
- Students Struggle international
- From Jordi Martorell, Labor-L, 9 July 1997. Communique
to the international community, Nicaraguan National Union
of Students (UNEN), 7 July 1997. After six months of the
coming into power of Aleman and the Liberal Alliance,
neoliberal policies have put those sections of the
population most in need in a very difficult situation. The
government is determined to
erase all conquests and
social advances won during the 80s and which are still
available for the majority of the population.
- Violent Student Protests Demand 6% of
Budget for Universities
- Nicaragua Network Hotline, 31 May
2004. After a week of deadly student protests, it was
reported that the government and the National Council of
Universities were near to an agreement on the demand that
6% of the Nicaraguan budget go to the national system of
higher education as mandated by the constitution.