The World: The Basques: Business

Even before their spectacular assassination of President Luis Carrero Blanco, members of the E.T. A. (for Euzkadi Ta Azkatasuna—meaning Basque Land and Liberty) were electrifying Spain with their terrorist raids. In addition to many fire and bombing attacks, the small band of fanatical Basque separatists has since 1969 committed six assassinations, three kidnapings and 40 bank raids, collecting $14 million. Earlier this year, after police fatally shot a Basque leader, Eustaquio Mendizabal, the E.T. A. was comparatively quiet. But the Basques have recently renewed their terrorism with a vengeance. Their ultimate, if fanciful aim: to...

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