Wednesday, July 3, 2013

University conflict continues. Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela rector claims it is all part of a coup plot by “the right”

A faculty strike in the five main public autonomous universities has reached its first month, despite government claims that professor’s demands have been met.

The rector of the main public (non-autonomous) university Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela (UBV), Prudencio Chacón, believes that professors are striking with the intention of “destabilizing the country.”

Today, on an interview transmitted by Venezolana de Television (VTV) Chacón declared that: “the problem of these universities has nothing to do with salaries or the budget. These universities are really on board the coup line of the right. They [the universities] are but one of the elements being used, just like in other countries, to destabilize the progressive governments of the world.”

He added that there is no excuse to continue the strike: “there is only the intention of generating violence and the destabilization of President Maduro’s government.”

Read here for the real reasons of why the conflict has not abated.

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