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The end of ETA…still?

Gesto por la Paz

It’s nearly two years since the terrorist group announced it was laying down its weapons. But recently there have been signs that real peace is yet to arrive in the Basque Country.

June 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Farewell to ETA’s destroyer of peace

Xabier López Peña, alias Thierry.

Xabier López Peña, one of the Basque separatist group’s most notorious figures of recent years, has died. His legacy was disastrous, but fortunately not lasting.

April 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Bittersweet celebration for Basques a year after end of ETA’s violence

The Basque flag used by a matador during a bullfight in San Sebastián.

Gorka Landaburu has witnessed the brutality of the Basque Country’s troubles more closely than most. But his response is a lesson to those seeking a lasting peace in the region.

October 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Basque Country glimpses peace despite political barriers

Sortu

On the anniversary of ETA’s bloodiest attack, there is hope that a definitive end to the violence is now looming.

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Remember Gernika – but don’t forget Chaouen

Picasso's 'Gernika', perhaps the most celebrated work of art that examines war. But the civilians of many other towns were bombed in the first half of the 20th century with equally - or more - devastating consequences.

The 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque town is a reminder of the carnage of the Spanish Civil War. But the Gernika bombing wasn’t the first of its kind.

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Art not Bombs

Chillida's 'Elogio del horizonte'.

The sculptures of Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza manage the remarkable feat of taming emptiness.

December 14th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, IberoArts, Iberoblog | Read More »

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