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Oscar López Rivera

From NPR's Latino USA: The USA v. Oscar López Rivera

Latino USA | Posted 01.31.2017 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

In the 1970s, domestic political bombings were so common they barely made the paper. By one FBI estimate, there were 1,900 bombings in 1972 alone. One...

Obama's Hesitation To Free An Elderly Political Prisoner Is Shameful

Juan Cartagena | Posted 01.16.2017 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

I ask you, Mr. President, after you have crusaded against disproportionately long criminal sentences, who is counseling you to deny clemency to this one senior citizen?

The Retributive Incarceration of Oscar López Rivera

Juan Cartagena | Posted 03.08.2017 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Oscar López Rivera is a political prisoner who at 74 years of age has served 34 years in American prisons, 12 of them in consecutive solitary confinement, because of his ideas. Sentenced to 55 years for seditious conspiracy in 1981 and an additional 15 years for conspiracy to escape in 1987, López Rivera has never been convicted of a violent act.

On Questions of Status: Puerto Rico's Relation to the U.S. and Oscar López Rivera's Fate

Luis A. Marentes | Posted 09.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Marentes

Today I'd like to address an aspect of the passions surrounding the relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico that has been steadily gaining the attention not only of Puerto Ricans, but of the international community as a whole: the fate of Oscar López Rivera.

Puerto Rico Gov: 'Free Oscar López'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro García Padilla asked the Obama administration Monday to free an independence fighter who has been jailed for the last 32 ...

Symbollic Jailings In Puerto Rico For Oscar Lopez Rivera

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Several prominent Puerto Ricans locked themselves in a jail cell Wednesday to protest the 32-year imprisonment of independence fighter Oscar López Ri...