Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera? Play

Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera?

A former leader of the FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) and a Puerto Rican nationalist, Oscar Lopez Rivera is one of the last prisoners Barack Obama commuted during his presidency. Opponents call Oscar a terrorist and supporters compare him to Nelson Mandela. In honor of his release, Lopez Rivera was set to healine the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, but in light of his controversial commutation he decided to step down. Oscar Lopez Rivera no longer condones the use of violence for the freedom of Puerto Rico but he will still march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade as a humble Puerto Rican. Jun 5, 2017
Former Maldives President on fighting corruption and climate change Play

Former Maldives President on fighting corruption and climate change

Former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, shared his experience with defending democracy at the 2017 Oslo Freedom Forum. On 7 February 2012, Nasheed resigned as president under disputed circumstances, following weeks of protests by the opposition, which had then been joined by a majority of military and police forces. Jun 5, 2017