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Clemency for ETA?

Iosu Uribetxebarria.

The proposed release of convicted killer Iosu Uribetxebarria on humanitarian grounds has revealed the raw anger that simmers on both sides of the Basque problem.

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Basque Country glimpses peace despite political barriers


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 Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

In Basque Country, ETA’s silence is democracy’s gain

ETA: Whistling into the wind of public suspicion.

A year on from the separatist group’s ceasefire announcement, ETA is weaker than ever and a peace process looks highly unlikely. But with the emergence of a new nationalist coalition, the Basque region is politically healthier.

September 9th, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Common sense prevails as Bildu is allowed to run in elections

Spain’s top court allows a nationalist coalition to participate in the May 22 local elections, reflecting a refreshing willingness by the judiciary to ignore political distractions and examine the facts.

May 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

With Sortu banned, what now for radical Basque nationalists?

The Supreme Court’s decision to prevent the new nationalist party from running in elections follows an intense and not always helpful debate.

March 24th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

ETA stumbles to ceasefire but can it convince?

The Basque group’s recent history has been plagued by logistical weakness and political errors. Few are celebrating its latest truce even though it offers real hope of peace and an end to ETA’s campaign of violence.

January 10th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

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