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    ETA's violent campaign for Basque independence

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    ETA, whose name means Basque Homeland and Freedom, emerged in response to the repressive regime of General Franco. The Basque language was banned under his dictatorship and those who supported independence were jailed and even tortured. The separatist group's first significant attack came in 1973 when a car bomb killed Franco's right-hand man, Luis Carrero Blanco. ... http://www.euronews.net/