Puerto Rican Day Parade Sizzles Amid Controversy

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Puerto Rican Day Parade Sizzles Amid Controversy

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Political controversy cast a shadow over this year’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, but the celebration carried on Sunday under the blazing sun to the tunes of salsa, reggaeton and airhorns.

The dust-up centered on the parade honoring Oscar López Rivera, a 74-year-old Puerto Rican convicted in 1981 for conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government in connection with his membership in a Puerto Rican paramilitary group known by the Spanish acronym FALN. His supporters consider him a freedom fighter and a former political prisoner,…

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