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Puerto Rico university students vow to continue strike

Students at Puerto Rico's largest public university vow to continue a two-month-old strike until education officials agree to several demands.

The demands adopted at a Thursday night meeting include a freeze on tuition increases and a ban on privatizing campuses.

But the university's board of governors cannot currently take any action because it does not have enough members for a quorum. Its president, vice president and another member resigned this week to protest budget cuts that prompted the student strike.

A federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory's finances is seeking $450 million in cuts at the University of Puerto Rico. The governor has instead proposed $241 million in cuts.