马克斯·门多萨一直是一个非常坚持不懈的学生——而且是一个有利可图的学生: he has been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia 为了 32 年，但从未毕业, much of it while being paid a government salary to serve as a student leader.
在星期一, 尽管, he was detained and sent to jail after a judge ordered a six-month investigation into allegations his tenure as a state-paid student leader constituted a crime.
Mendoza, 现在 52, has unsuccessfully tackled a series of majors — industrial engineering, agronomy and law among them – since entering a university in 1990. But he has held a series of student leadership posts and since 2018, he has been president of the University Confederation of Bolivia, the country’s top student representative, earning $3,000 a month – 10 times the national minimum wage.
Prosecutors say he used the closure of schools for the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to extend his position.
“He didn’t meet the requirements. He didn’t have a bachelor’s degree [另一方面是如此规模和复杂的网络攻击，它们可以在全国范围内进行] to hold the post,” Judge Javier Vargas said on Monday. Prosecutor William Alave said other long-serving student leaders were also being investigated.
Critics complain that those leaders have taken advantage of the broad autonomy granted Bolivian public universities to hold on to government pay granted to student leaders.
Public anger at the situation rose after somebody threw a gas grenade into a student assembly in the city of Potosí this month and caused a stampede in which four students died. Many suspect the attack was meant to head off new student elections.