Mexico: University Under Siege

Few law students at Mexico City's National University cared for Dean Cesar Sepulveda's ideas. Not only did he demand regular class attendance but he also required students to take examinations. And he even had the temerity two months ago to suspend two students who made failing grades. Basta! The 7,000 law students went on strike. Last week the strike exploded into a full-scale riot.

The fighting broke out after a delegation of 15 law students went to call on the university rector, Dr. Ignacio Chavez, who supported the dean's disciplinary measures. Instead, the delegation was...

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