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Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero

Neither President Obama nor some opponents of war with Syria are being forthright when they say they are standing up for the people of that country.By advocating bombing Syria, Obama is likely to end up killing hundreds if not thousands of innoce... more

Sep 6, 2013 12:42 PM Op-Eds

This week marks the 32nd anniversary of the arrest of Lopez Rivera, who is currently serving a de facto life sentence for seditious conspiracy.Lopez Rivera belonged to the Armed Forces of National Liberation of Puerto Rico, or FALN (the group's S... more

Jun 2, 2013 12:46 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Don't expect Puerto Rico to become the 51st state this year.For one thing, support for statehood among Puerto Ricans is not nearly as massive as the American media have suggested.Back in November, Puerto Rico had a referendum on what kind of rela... more

Feb 5, 2013 1:45 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

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