Divisive legacy of Basque terrorism lingers in Spain

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A decade after the Basque terrorist group ETA renounced violence and disbanded, its legacy remains divisive in Spain, where separatist movements continue to play a central role in national politics. Pablo Casado, leader of the conservative People’s Party PP, the largest Spanish opposition party, has accused the left-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of attempting to “whitewash” ETA. “ETA was brought down by the police and not by concessions (by former prime minister) Zapatero,” Casado said in parliament on Wednesday. He added that he suspected the government wanted to release for…

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