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Spain’s Peace Process in Tatters After Basque Separatist Bombing

Call it prophetic or defeatist or just plain cynical. But when the Basque separatist group known as ETA shattered its so-called “permanent cease-fire” in December with a massive bombing at Madrid’s airport that killed two people, former ETA leader and convicted killer Eduardo Uriarte was not surprised. What had stunned him, he said, was that nine months earlier, Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero had bothered to reach out to ETA, which seemed close to final defeat after a nearly 40-year campaign of terror and assassinations that has left more than 800 people dead. Full Story

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