Wednesday, May 17, 2017



Goya Foods has pulled it's sponsorship of the Puerto Rican Day Parade because of the dedication this event is making to former political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Our response as a people should therefore be quite simple: BUY FROM ELSEWHERE! DON'T BUY GOYA FOOD PRODUCTS!!!

Puerto Ricans have made GOYA the leading corporation of Latino food products for over 70 years. And knowing that the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera became a central theme in the hearts and minds of the Puerto Rican community, for GOYA to take such a stance under the pretense that it "doesn't support terrorism" is a blatant insult to the Puerto Rican people and explicitly siding with U.S. colonialism in Puerto Rico.

Let them take their sponsorship of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and stick it where the sun doesn't shine. PUERTO RICANS ARE A PEOPLE OF PRIDE & DIGNITY!

Oscar López Rivera is an unapologetic Puerto Rican independence activist who was charged with leading the FALN and was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison. On February 26, 1988 he was sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison for conspiring to allegedly escape from the Leavenworth federal prison. López Rivera had been incarcerated longer than any other member of the FALN.On February 9, 2017, he was moved from an Indiana prison to Puerto Rico, where he completed the last three months of his sentence under house arrest.

President Bill Clinton offered López Rivera and 13 other convicted FALN members conditional clemency in 1999, but López Rivera rejected it. President Barack Obama commuted López Rivera's sentence last January, and he has been released from prison after almost 35 years in prison.

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