June 20, 2017 | Oscar López Rivera Gets Hero’s Welcome at Chicago’s Puerto Rican Parade | LatinoUSA.org

CHICAGO — Oscar López Rivera’s footprint can be felt on just about every intersection of Paseo Boricua, the section of Division Street on Chicago’s west side bookmarked by two 59-foot-tall Puerto Rican flags.

Just two days before the city’s annual Puerto Rican People’s Parade, the former self-proclaimed political prisoner —who only a month earlier had been released from prison after serving 35 years before his sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in January— was led on a walking tour to show him just how his legacy has influenced the city’s Puerto Rican diaspora. | Read more here.

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