Dr. Ezekiel Walker


In 1999, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) reversed course on its tradition of free education and installed a tuition requisite for attendance. In response, students launched a massive strike and eventually overturned the decision. This paper explores the possible role global institutions like the IMF may have played and argues that the strike was part of a broader movement against economic globalization. This paper places the student strike in its proper context and analyzes how students perceived their role in the strike.

About the Author

Jared Muha graduated from UCF with a degree in History in May 2015. Born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, Jared became interested in his major in high school when he came to notice that history is required to understanding current events, developing trends, and modern issues. He is currently a public school history teacher in Seminole County, Florida and hopes to share his passion for history, learning, and social justice with others in anyway possible.



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