UPDATE: OBAMA HAS COMMUTED LÓPEZ RIVERA’S SENTENCE (Will President Obama Pardon Oscar López Rivera?)

Jan 17, 2017
6:11 AM

UPDATE, January 17, 2016

President Obama has commuted Oscar López Rivera’s sentence. Reaction has begun to trickle in online. Here is just a sample of the tweets (more at #FreeOscarLópez):


In the final days of President Barack Obama’s administration, speculation about whether or not Obama will pardon Oscar López Rivera is spreading. Meanwhile, NPR’s Latino USA has announced that it will dedicate an entire hour to Oscar’s story on January 27, a week after López Rivera and his supporters (along with his critics) will know what Obama will decide.