Will Eta's ceasefire be permanent?
The Basque separatist group Eta has announced a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain. How significant is this announcement?
In a video statement sent to the media, the group said the truce would be "internationally verifiable". But Spain's Interior Minister, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, said that, again, ETA had failed to declare a definitive and irreversible end to violence.
Eta's campaign for independence for the Basque region has cost more than 800 lives since 1968 but it called a halt to armed attacks last year.
Is this announcement going to be different from previous ones? What impact will it have? Will it mean an end to the violence?
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