De Blasio Angers More Voters, Skipping Puerto Rican Day Parade To Chase Votes In IowaBill de Blasio is quickly running out of people he hasn’t ticked off since announcing he was running for president.
Puerto Rican Day Parade Shines Light On Heritage, Post-Hurricane StruggleNearly nine months after Maria roared over the island, and as the next hurricane season arrives, the U.S. island territory is still struggling.
Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade To Shine Light On Post-Hurricane StruggleMonths after Hurricane Maria roared over Puerto Rico, and as the next hurricane season arrives, the U.S. island territory is still struggling.
Despite Recent Controversy, Over 1 Million Flock To NYC's Annual Puerto Rican Day ParadeCorporate sponsors including AT&T and JetBlue dropped out of Sunday's parade over the organizers' decision to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera, 74, a former member of the militant Puerto Rican nationalist group Armed Forces of National Liberation, or FALN.
De Blasio Says He Privately Threatened To Sit Out Puerto Rican Day Parade Over López Rivera InvolvementMayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he was publicly holding his tongue – while privately urging Puerto Rican Day Parade organizers to renounce a onetime terror leader.
Puerto Rican Day Parade Board Of Directors Says No One Else To Receive National Freedom Hero TitleThe parade's board of directors has said Oscar Lopez Rivera will march June 11 in the parade "not as an honoree but as a humble Puerto Rican and grandfather" after the controversial figure stepped down from his position as the honoree.
Oscar López Rivera Declines To Be Honored In Puerto Rican Day ParadeAmid heated controversy, onetime militant Oscar López Rivera has declined to be honored in the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.
De Blasio Says He'll March In Puerto Rican Day Parade, But Not With Honoree López RiveraMayor Bill de Blasio revealed Wednesday that he will still march in the Puerto Rican Day Parade, but will not march alongside Oscar López Rivera – whom some call a political prisoner, others a practitioner of terrorism.
Bombing Victim’s Son Furious Over De Blasio, Viverito’s Decision To March With FALN LeaderThere was more controversy Tuesday, involving the Puerto Rican Day Parade, and a decision to honor an activist linked to a deadly bombing.
NYPD Commissioner Says He Won't March In Puerto Rican Day ParadeOrganizers of the city's Puerto Rican Day parade are sticking with their decision to honor a freed militant who once embraced armed resistance to U.S. rule of Puerto Rico.
Actress Rita Moreno Named 2015 Puerto Rican Day Parade Grand MarshalLorraine Cortez Vasquez chairs the board and said with about 2 million spectators and 20,000 marchers, it's the fifth largest parade in the country.