As he folded up his presidency, Barack Obama, on January 17, 2017, commuted Rivera’s sentence. Rivera, also known as the ‘Nelson Mandela of Puerto Rico’, had spent 38 years, including a 36-year post-conviction time in prison. Oscar López Rivera, 78,  was a 14-year-old Puerto Rican boy when he was brought to Chicago in 1957. He […]

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