Bolivian President calls for anti-imperialist university on autonomy anniversary

Luis Arce is an Economics professor at the San Andrés Higher University (UMSA) in La Paz, who on Sunday addressed the country on the anniversary of universities' autonomy in Bolivia, established on July 25, 1930.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Luis Arce delivered a message on the 91st anniversary of universities' autonomy and in his address called for an ideologized university, saying that when forging this achievement university students envisioned a higher education institution at the service of the people.

"Public universities must continue to be beacons of knowledge, areas of decolonizing and depatriarchalizing, liberating and anti-imperialist political debate; above all they must be spaces for the construction of the permanent utopia of the people, a country with no racism, no discrimination, no exclusions nor excluded, no oppressors nor oppressed, no poverty, with education . . .

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