Last spring a student strike closed ten of UPR’s eleven campuses for two months, ending with student victories on tuition, budget, and other issues. And now things are heating up again.

At five o’clock this morning students blockaded [Google translation] the Humanities Division (Facultad de Humanidades) of the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico in protest against a planned $800 tuition increase. Administrators did not interfere with the student protesters, and the division remains closed at this hour.

Today’s strike was approved at a general assembly of Rio Piedras humanities students last week. In a separate meeting, students in the university’s Education Division voted to strike this Thursday.

More on this story as I get it.

Update | More background on today’s strike. [Google translation]