PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Puerto Ricans celebrate Oscar López Rivera, who will be freed after 35 years in US prison Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/731829/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Some 273 people were pardoned or had their sentences commuted on Tuesday by President Barack Obama. One of them was 75-year-old Oscar López Rivera. His supporters from San Juan to Chicago are greeting the news like it was a national holiday.