PORTUGAL: Routine Revolution

Dictator-General Gomez da Costa dismissed last week somewhat curtly his Minister of Foreign Affairs, General Carmona.

Within six hours General Carmona had rallied a regiment to his support, marched through the streets of Lisbon to the Dictator's residence, arrested him, locked him up in the suburban Belem Palace.

With General da Costa under lock and key, General Carmona declared himself Dictator, Premier, and Minister of War. "I deposed General da Costa," he explained to pressmen, "because he conducted himself in a manner not only arbitrary but impolite."

Straightway a new Cabinet was announced. Wagers...

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