How to Feel Helpless

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
Part of the New Caribbean Studies book series (NCARS)


This chapter offers a somewhat whimsical, yet critical, reading of the fiscal control board’s “presence” in Puerto Rico in relation to, and through the prism of, the 2017 University of Puerto Rico student strike. In doing so, the chapter reads like a defense of the often-maligned “custom” of student stoppages and strikes in the University of Puerto Rico system.


UPR student strike 2017 The junta José Carrión III 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Rebollo Gil
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  1. 1.Universidad del EsteCarolinaPuerto Rico

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