A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 4, 1946

Our Lisbon correspondent, Piero Saporiti, his wife, their belongings, and a lame dog, turned up in Paris a few weeks ago somewhat the worse for wear. They had been kicked out of Portugal because Dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar disapproved of TIME's July 22nd cover story about himself and his regime.

The story has been a cause celebre in Portugal since the first copies of the July 22nd issue arrived there. The Government censor prohibited the distribution and sale of TIME, thus adding it to Portugal's long list of forbidden foreign publications. Police were ordered to confiscate all copies found in private...

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