PORTUGAL: Routine Revolution

In Lisbon, a capital whose surpassing natural beauty and once imposing buildings have been overlaid in recent years by a scum of filth, poverty and decay, there occurred last week one more of the successful military insurrections which have rent the republic of Portugal since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1910.

The leaders of last week's quite routine revolution were: Commander Cabecadas, General Costa, Captain Baptista. They accounted for their seizure of power by the usual formula of military revolutionists:

"Strong measures had become necessary if Portugal was to be saved from the...

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