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Op-Ed: Oscar Lopez Rivera Brings Independence To the Forefront — And Puerto Ricans Take To It

Hartford Councilwoman Bermudez with to Oscar Lopez Rivera and her brother Pedro Bermudez and far right, her sister, Eva Bermudez.

Hartford Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez with Oscar Lopez Rivera (second  from right, her brother Pedro Bermudez (left) and far right, her sister, Eva Bermudez.  Councilwoman Bermudez invited Lopez Rivera to visit Hartford.

 

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            Edmundo Fernandez, the late patriarch of the family that produces Ron del Barrilito in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, told a story of having been a student at the exclusive Blair Academy boarding school in New Jersey during the Spring of 1917, when the Congress of the United States overrode the wishes of Puerto Ricos local legislature and imposed U.S. citizenship on the islands residents.

            Fernandez said he happened to be in the presence of ...

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SO WHAT ARE YOU? BORICUA OR YANKEE? Oscar Lopez Rivera and PROMESA Are Forcing Puerto Ricans to Take A Stand

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            So what are you?

            A Boricua or a Yankee?

            Those of you whove been double-dipping all this time should start thinking seriously about becoming one or the other, because after Sunday, June 11, it will become increasingly difficult to hide in the buffer zone between statehood and sovereignty.

            In case you havent noticed, that fence youve been sitting on your whole life crumbled last year when Puerto Rico declared itself incapable of paying $70 billion that its government allegedly borrowed to keep the island on life support, so that the United States can continue extracting $58.1 billion a year from the ...

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Op-Ed: NYC Puerto Rican Parade Honors Terrorist Who Killed My Dad

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Melisssa Mark-Viverito (center) leads a
demonstration for freeing Oscar Lopez Rivera. 
Photo by Robert Miller

Officials last week announced plans to honor unrepentant terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera as their first ever “National Freedom Hero” at this year’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.

The words “disgrace” and “outrage” do not come close to describing the insanity, insult and pain that honoring this terrorist thug brings to our family, the families of all FALN victims and all Americans. The idea is truly sickening.
New York City was the epicenter for the most horrific of the 120-plus bombings by Lopez’s Puerto Rican terrorist group, the ...

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