University of San Francisco Xavier student and faculty demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013
Student demonstrator. Sure, Bolivia, 08-Apri-2013

Student, Faculty Protests Continue in Sucre

Sucre, Bolivia – University of San Francisco Xavier students, faculty and administrators continued their protests over budgetary shortfalls yesterday and this morning, blocking traffic and access to a government building in the city’s historical center.

As I mentioned last week, the main demand, directed towards the governor of Chuquisaca State, Esteban Urquizu, is that the state provide 10 percent of its total oil and gas royalties, as required by law, to the university. Urquizi, a member of The Movement for Socialism (MAS) led by Bolivian President Evo Morales, is at 31 the youngest governor in the country.

A few quick snaps: at top, fireworks yesterday in front of a federal building; and below, demonstrators begin a march through Sucre’s historic center at the Plaza 25 de Mayo on Monday (8 Apr); demonstrators preparing for another protest this morning shortly after 8 a.m.

University of San Francisco Xavier student and faculty demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013

University of San Francisco Xavier student and faculty demonstration, Sucre, Bolivia, 08-Apr-2013

 

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