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Basque Politician Sees ETA Willing to Give Up Arms

The leader of a banned Basque political party was quoted on Friday as saying he believed separatist guerrilla group ETA was prepared to give up violence and negotiate with the Spanish government. Batasuna leader Arnaldo Otegi’s comments come amid rumors, reported in some Spanish newspapers, that ETA might declare a truce on Easter Sunday, which is also Basque homeland day. Such a move would be an overture to Spain’s new Socialist government, expected to take office in the next week following their surprise general election victory on March 14. Full Story

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