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Puerto Rican Teachers Protest to Demand Livable Wages and Pensions

HeadlineFeb 07, 2022

In Puerto Rico, torrential rains inundated San Juan and other regions of the island Saturday, breaking a rainfall record that had previously been set in 1998.

Meanwhile, thousands of teachers from across Puerto Rico led a massive protest Friday demanding higher wages and pension protections. The action was in response to the approval last month of another plan to restructure some of Puerto Rico’s massive debt. The plan includes a slight increase of teachers’ base salaries, significantly lower than what was demanded. It also freezes future pensions for current teachers. Many teachers say they’re forced to take on other jobs to make ends meet.

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