The Government’s decission to grant De Juana Chaos the 2nd penitentiary grade for humanitarian reasons has been contested by a great part of Spanish society. Especially after police spoke about the unauthorised "intimate communication" (that is, sexual relations) he was maintaining the day before and that, when he arrived at the new hospital, he was walking without any kind of assistance.
So, Socialists are now trying to convince everyone that Aznar’s Government was as soft as he is on terrorism. So they have produced a "report", in which they point out the excarcelations made during 1996-2004 period. PP has answered with another one in which they point out the excarcelations made by Zapatero’s Government and the differences between De Juana Chaos and the rest of the cases.
Zapatero has also menaced with opening some clasified information about penitentiary policy of the Aznar’s Government. He has also accused PP of "hypocrisy".
The session in Spanish Senate has been quite a mess, with continous shouts and noises. PP senators have called for the dimission of Zapatero, while the PP speaker have accused PM of telling ETA that "blackmail has results".
[Note: this is a stupid and idiot reasoning: it means that, just because some others had done something wrong, you can do it also wrong or even poorer, instead of changing everything for good. Of course, they are not considering this point of view].
It looks like there is another ETA victim. This time is, Ambrosio Fernández, an old man who has died because of the toxic air he breathe while in his home, which suffered an attack of terrorist street gangs last Jan 6th [festivity in Spain: it’s the day of the Witch Kings, los Reyes Magos].
At the same time, a lot of people have leaved flower bouquets at Dominican Republic Sq. in Madrid, where one of the most bloody De Juana’s terrorist attack was made (July 14th, 1986). Among the people, Aznar has gone to put his own bouquet, and has denied the reporters any kind of statement.
Navarra’s Autonomous Government has called on Navarros to another demosntration, this time on March 17th to protest the "little reasonable attitudes of the Government towards them". According to Spanish Constitution, there is the possibility of making a referendum in Navarra to insert it into Basque Country. The reasons for this Disposition are obscure but it has been pointed by Otegi to make "peace a reality" in the area. He considers that everything will be solved by building a great Autonomous Community by uniting both… adding afterwards that it is just a lead to independence and to the building of a socialist state there. He is also asking France to give the Basque French country to this experiment. Of course, France has said no…
To measure the bad atmosphere Spain is leaving now, we can mention the statement Communist Director for Communication of the Majorship from Rivas Vaciamadrid. In his blog, Royo-Villanova has said that "it is a pity that it is not legal to imprison and torture the chiefs of the PP, impose administrative sanctions on the PP sympathisers and to reprimand their voters". A model of democracy as you can see.
Lastly, PSOE dissident Rosa Díez says that the next step is to let Batasuna present themselves to the May elections without condemning terrorism.
RICARDO J. ROYO VILLANOVA Y MARTÍN
El director de comunicación del Ayuntamiento de Rivas aboga por "entrullar y torturar" a los dirigentes del PP
TRAS PEDIR LA FAMILIA QUE SEA CONSIDERADO VÍCTIMA DE ETA
Interior analizará "lo más rápidamente posible" la información sobre la muerte del anciano de Mondragón
Zapatero, al PP: el debate sobre De Juana Chaos está ‘plagado de hipocresía’
Rosa Díez dice que el siguiente reto es que Batasuna "se presente a las elecciones sin dejar de ser terrorista"