Puerto Rico News

News from PR not related to the other categories.

Puerto Rico militant Oscar Lopez Rivera freed from custody after 36 years

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Puerto Rico nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera was freed from house arrest Wednesday after decades in custody in a case that transformed him into a martyr with supporters but outraged those who lost loved ones in a string of deadly bombings. Wearing a black shirt and jeans, the 74-year-old grinned broadly and waved to supporters through a fence at his daughter’s San Juan home before getting

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 By Jessica Rá­os Viner http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/candidatosalagobernacionseunenenreclamoaobama-2147124/ 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 to call on the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to release political prisoner

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 de Hostos Community College on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 in the Bronx, NY. The image

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, al levantarme, lo primero que pensé fue, cómo esta celebración en mi pueblo, así como

La Capilla del Barrio Faithful to Oscar's Release, Celebrates his 72nd Birthday, Recognizes Jan Susler

By La Capilla del Barrio CHICAGO- La Capilla del Barrio/The Neighborhood Chapel celebrated Oscar López Rivera’s 72nd Birthday during its “Three Kings Day/Día de Los Reyes Magos Worship Celebration on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. This year’s theme was “Bring Our 4th King Home.” “Celebrating Oscar’s birthday has become a tradition for the members of La Capilla,” according to the Pastor, Rev. Dr. Pedro J. Windsor. Highlights included a father and

Oscar Message to Philadelphia Churches, Jan. 4, 2015

Greetings and warm hugs for you and the good people of Philly. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and to all the good people in Philly for the support you and they have given me. The past year was amazing and extraordinary for the campaign in support of my release. The greatness of our people’s heart, in Puerto Rico and the diaspora, has made it possible

"100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,000 people

34 countries, 17 states represented By La Respuesta Media and National Boricua Human Rights Network Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6th, 2015, Oscar’s 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the “Social Media Campaign for Oscar López.” Using various hashtags (e.g. #freeoscarlopez, #gift4oscar, #regalopaoscar) on Twitter primarily, but also Facebook and Instagram, the campaign publicly brought together a broad spectrum of supporters,

The Campaign to Free Oscar: 2014 in Highlights

January * Oscar marks his 71st birthday, and writes to his daughter Clarisa: “I feel very comfortable with my life and in my skin. I know I chose to serve the most just and noble cause that a Puerto Rican citizen could serve. My years in prison are only the occupational hazard that the struggle costs. But I was conscious of what awaited me, because the women and men who

Kanpay Medya Sosyal pou jou fèt Oska Lopès Rivera (Medya Sosyal)

Jou ki va 6 janvye 2015 lan, La Repuesta Magazine and National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) mande w pou ou aji nan non prizonye politik Pòtoriken ki gen plis tan nan prison, pou onore gason vabyan ki sibi plis pase 33 lane nan prison. Kanpay lan rele “Nesans yon Patriòt, Zetwal tout yon nasyon”. Kanpay k ap fèt sou tout planèt lan mande 100,000 twit delivre nan kont twiter