Monday, June 21, 2010

rebe's word notebook: huelga

huelga = strike

The university had a strike one day earlier in June, so all the exams that day got moved to the 21st.  Oh wait, that's today.

So since the beginning of June there's been new graffiti all over the university, referencing the "huelga general".  (When people are protesting something here -- which it seems the students are always doing -- along with the posters throughout the buildings, people spray paint on the sides of buildings, staircases, cement benches, everything.  It's the norm, but kind of a shame since the buildings are so old and historic.

The reason I'm sharing this word today is because we just found out there will be another huelga - this time by the metro, June 28, 29, and 30.  We don't know yet if the entire metro will be closed down, or if they'll leave a few lines running, but very likely the whole thing could be closed those three days. 

Well, I'm off to the library - exam is Wednesday morning. Eek.

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