All of Puerto Rico’s Gubernatorial candidates unite to call on Obama to Free Oscar López Rivera

translation by L. Alejandro Molina Gubernatorial candidates for the various political parties in Puerto Rico, as well as the independent candidates, united to call on the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to release political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who tomorrow- Three Kings Day – marks his 73rd birthday. Manuel Cidre (independent), Alexandra Lágaro[…]

Gubernatorial candidates unite in calling on Obama seeking the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 By Jessica Rá­os Viner Producer Tito Román Rivera emphasized that all the candidates were willing to take part in the video and had no qualms with the proposed message (Archive / GFR Media) Gubernatorial candidates for the various political parties in Puerto Rico, as well as the independent candidates, united[…]

Puerto Rican Diaspora, Human Rights Issues part of Comprehensive National Puerto Rican Agenda

For immediate release October 9, 2015 CONTACT L. Alejandro Molina 312-296-7210 Encuentro Nacional del la Diaspora Gather National and Local Officials to Call on Washington for Action on Fiscal, Human Rights Crises CHICAGO, IL – On October 14th, Puerto Rican leaders and advocates of human rights issues of Puerto Rican diaspora will arrive in[…]

A Special Message on El Grito de Lares from Oscar López-Rivera

For the past thirty-four years, Oscar López-Rivera, the longest held political prisoner in Puerto Rican history, has commemorated El Grito de Lares from within a U.S. prison. From his cell in the Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute, IN, he wrote a brief reflection on the significance of El Grito. It’s very important to celebrate[…]



By Ana M. López On March 11, 2015, a celebration of International Women’s History Month honored the life and legacy of Isabelita Rosado Morales at Hostos Community College sponsored by the Puerto Rican Student Organization. Over 400 students attended this amazing event. Most, if not all, were born decades later and had never heard of[…]

The Country’s Petition for Oscar López Rivera

Editorial March 20, 2015 The hearings in Washington of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, dedicated to Puerto Rico and focused on the defense of individual liberties, must be interpreted, among other purposes, as a summons to the Obama Administration to finally end the prolonged political imprisonment of Oscar López Rivera.  The human rights[…]

NYC Hosts Successful 2nd National Meeting- Freedom Pa ‘Oscar Now

A Summary of Work and Projected Plans During the Valentine’s day celebration, more than 60 people attended the second national meeting sponsored by the NYC May 30th coalition.  Bad weather all day long-cold and snowing day in NY did not stop the activists from traveling near and far. The meeting was held at Eugenio Maria[…]

Carta de Oscar a Clarisa: “Tenemos que atrevernos a ganar”

Por Oscar López Rivera Querida Clarisa: Este pasado 4 de enero hubo una celebración de mi cumpleaños en San Sebastián, mi pueblo natal. No he visitado mi pueblo por 40 años y sólo puedo imaginarme y visualizar los cambios que ha habido allí para que El Pepino se haya convertido en el pueblo que recibe tantos elogios. Hoy,[…]