Puerto Rican Day Parade Nixes ‘National Freedom Hero’ Award for Terrorist

FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, center, who pardoned by former President Barack Obama in January, arrives for a gathering in his honor in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Organizers of New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11 stand firm amid boycotts over their decision to honor Rivera, who was a member of a group that that claimed responsibility for more than 100 bombings across New York, Chicago, Washington and Puerto Rico in the 1970s and early 1980s. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Convicted terrorist Oscar López Rivera will no longer be honored in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade after a firestorm of controversy that resulted in Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a host of sponsors--from Coca-Cola to the New York Yankees--pulling out of the event.

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