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Spain: ETA on a new track

When arsonists destroyed José Antonio Mendive’s family business last month, he did not hesitate to cast blame. “It was terrorism, pure and simple,” says the town councilman from the Navarra region. Many suspect supporters of Basque separatist group ETA were responsible. But in the context of ETA’s recent cease-fire, little is pure or simple. Since March 22, when the group declared an end to nearly 40 years of armed struggle for Basque independence, Spain has sought to determine whether the outlawed group’s avowal of a “permanent” cease-fire was, in fact, sincere. Full Story

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