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Mon., Sept. 30, 2013, 4:55 p.m.

Basque government expresses ‘great sorrow’ on Cenarrusa’s passing

The Basque government has issued a statement of “great sorrow” upon the passing yesterday of Pete Cenarrusa, prominent Basque-American leader and the former longtime Idaho Secretary of State. In a statement, the government announced that Ander Caballero, the delegate of the Basque Country in the United States, will attend Cenarrusa’s funeral services this Thursday and Friday, and called Cenarrusa “a great friend and tireless supporter of the Basque Country and of the Basque people in the United States.” Basque President Lehendakari Inigo Urkullu sent condolences and affection to Cenarrusa’s wife, Freda, along with a statement of “gratitude for his immense work and commitment.” You can read the full statement here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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