Striking Students Agree to Talks
MEXICO CITY (AP) _ For the first time in their 11-week strike, students at Mexico’s main university have begun talks to resolve their dispute with university officials.
Representatives of the 280,000-student National Autonomous University of Mexico met with strike leaders Monday and were resuming talks Tuesday.
Students took over buildings in April after yearly tuition was increased from a symbolic 2 cents to $145. In early June, the university agreed to make the tuition increase optional, but students continued the strike, saying other demands had not been met.
The demands included restoring the near-automatic admission given to students of the university preparatory school system and lifting new restrictions on the number of years a student could work on a degree.