New Book: “Oscar López Rivera, Entre la Tortura y la Resistencia”

Oscar López Rivera: Entre la Tortura y la Resistencia [Oscar López Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance (2011)], based on the letters of Oscar López Rivera, is a new book by Luis Nieves Falcón, professor emeritus of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. The Program of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Cultural Management Master’s Program, the Institute of Caribbean Studies, the Study Group on the Diaspora, and the Department of Philosophy invite the academic community and the public to a book presentation, headed by Ángel Dario Carrero.

The presentation will take place on December 5, 2011, at 1:30pm in the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre, CRA 108 (Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building), School of Social Sciences, Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

Oscar López Rivera, age 68, has been incarcerated in the United States for 30 years. He is currently serving his sentence in Terre Haute, Indiana. Arrested in 1981, he is serving a sentence of 70 years for seditious conspiracy, for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico. “He was not accused or convicted of causing harm or taking a life. His projected release date is in 2023. Having already served 30 years behind bars, including over 12 years in torturous condi­tions of total isolation and sensory deprivation, this 68-year-old man is among the longest held political prisoners in the history of Puerto Rico and in the world. The book presents his story and his struggle for independence.

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to

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