Against the privatization of education (daily newspaper Junge Welt)

About six weeks after the election of Walter Mazariegos as the new rector of the state-run San Carlos University in Guatemala City, the students continue to protest. The situation worsened in the past week. On Saturday, June 18, thousands of people demonstrated in solidarity with the university occupiers. Last Tuesday there were police attacks during protests against a meeting of the »Supreme University Council« in a hotel in a shopping center in the capital. It should be about the preparation for the election of the new Attorney General. The university management has voting rights in various state bodies, including the election of the Attorney General’s Office and the Constitutional Court. This gives the conflict about the university management further social significance.

Some of the students and their supporters believe that Mazariegos has legitimacy for the …

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