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Maybe he’ll do the wave with Raúl and Joanne, too

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We just learned that Oscar Lopez Rivera will be going to Cuba to receive special recognition or an award, as reported by a state newspaper in the island:   

According to a program prepared for the independence activist — the first after his release last May 17th — , the award will be giv

en to Lopez Rivera at the Jose Marti Memorial, located at Revolution Square in Havana.

According to the Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, ICAP, Lopez Rivera will assist in a political-cultural activity on Monday at th

e Havana entity that was host to many solidarity actions for his cause.


The agenda also includes an exchange with students at the University of Havana’s Master Hall, visits to provinces and to the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in eastern Santiago de Cuba where he will visit the memorials that hold the remains of National Hero Jose Marti and the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro.

Isn’t that sweet? President Obama opened the U.S. embassy and now Cuba invites a terrorist. You can’t make this stuff up!

My guess is that President Obama got away with commuting his sentence because most Americans don’t know who this man is or was.

His story started in 1974 when the FALN was a deadly domestic terror group based in the US, as we saw in Politico:   

The FALN was responsible for over 130 bombings during this period, including the January 1975 explosion in Manhattan’s historic Fraunces Tavern, which killed four and wounded 63. In October of that year, it set off, all within the span of an hour, 10 bombs in three ci

ties, causing nearly a million dollars in damage. 

In August 1977, the FALN set off a series of bombs in Manhattan, forcing 100,000 workers to evacuate their offices; one person was killed, and six were injured. 

In 1979, the group even threatened to blow up the Indian Point nuclear energy facility located north of New York City. It later sent a communiqué warning the U.S. to “remember … that you have never experienced war on your vitals and that you have many nuclear reactors.” 

In 1980, FALN members stormed the Carter-Mondale election headquarters in Chicago, and the George H.W. Bush campaign headquarters in New York, holding employees there hostage at gunpoint. 

In 1981, they plotted to kidnap President Reagan’s son Ron. 

Plainly, the group was deadly serious about its objectives—a free, independent and socialist Puerto Rico—and zealous in its pursuit of them.

And now this man is in Cuba being recognized as a friend of the revolution.     

Maybe we will see a picture of Raul Castro, Lopez-Rivera, and Joanne Chesimard, the woman convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper.     

It’s disgraceful but this is what happens when you open embassies and don’t demand a thing from the anti-U.S. government that you are doing business with.

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November 14, 2017 at 6:22 am

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Moore in Alabama, Trump in Asia, talk of Biden, Lopez-Rivera plus other stories

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We will look at the case of Judge Roy Moore running for the US Senate in Alabama…….President Trump in Asia……now it’s Joe Biden’s turn to talk presidency……Oscar Lopez-Rivera going to Cuba to receive a very special recognition……plus other stories of the day…………

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November 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Lopez-Rivera, Puerto Rico, Brazil & other stories with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

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Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog…….we will look at Lopez-Rivera at the New York City parade………President Temer in Brazil out of trouble for now……Chancellor Merkel in Mexico……..Latin America countries and Paris climate accords………..Puerto Rico and statehood……. … other stories…..

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Source: Lopez-Rivera, Puerto Rico, Brazil & other stories with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz 06/14 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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June 14, 2017 at 9:00 pm

President Trump, the marches and a look at Latin America with week

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Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta’s Blog……….the Trump inauguration and the women marches…….President Pena-Nieto to meet with President Trump this month….a plane crash in Brazil….the Lopez-Rivera commutation……….and other stories…

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Source: President Trump, the marches and a look at Latin America with week 01/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Manning and Lopez-Rivera cases with Richard Baehr 

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Guest: Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent for American Thinker…………..we will look at the Manning and Lopez-Rivera commutations………………………….and other stories…

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Source: The Manning and Lopez-Rivera cases with Richard Baehr 01/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm