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Robert Latona

Robert Latona is a U.S. journalist based in Madrid who has written about Spanish politics, cultural affairs, and the arts scene for print and web venues.
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Terrorism by the Numbers in Spain

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 - by Robert Latona

The only agreement about the ETA body count in Spain is that it is long and grim.

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Endgame for the Spanish ETA

Friday, October 14th, 2011 - by Robert Latona

The terrorists are on the verge of striking a deal with the government that would make them legitimate.

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How to Win Friends and Influence Terrorists

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 - by Robert Latona

Documents show that Spanish police tipped ETA terrorists to a raid while also apologizing for the "accident."

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What Spain Didn’t Get for Christmas

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 - by Robert Latona

The Basque terrorist group ETA promises to refrain from violence (while keeping its weapons) in exchange for negotiations.

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Professor Zapatero’s Required Reading

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 - by Robert Latona

Robert Latona explores the strange affinities -- and disunities -- between Jorge Luis Borges and Spain's Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

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Madrid’s March 11 Sentence: Case Wide Closed

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 - by Robert Latona

Twenty-one of 28 suspects in the 2004 Madrid train bombings were found guilty today by a Spanish court, but the suspected mastermind was absolved on all charges. Because a case is not closed in Spain until the courts have determined the person or persons ultimately responsible for a crime's commission, Robert Latona wonders whether justice has been served.

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Waiting for It to Happen

Friday, May 18th, 2007 - by Robert Latona


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Spain's Prime Minister Zapatero hopes that by playing nice with Basque separatists ETA he can bring their 40 years of terror to an end, and seduce them to the negotiating table. In the process, he has become a virtual hostage to the terrorist group in the expectation that they won't strike again anytime soon. But will they? by Robert Latona

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