Portugal: Closer to the World

As Antonio Salazar's life ticked away in a Lisbon clinic, his successor, Premier Marcello Caetano, was cautiously trying to revive the political life of Portugal that has been comatose for the past 40 years under Salazar.

His most startling move was permitting Dr. Mario Soares to return from exile. A lawyer and left-wing democrat, Soares was so persistent a foe of Dictator Salazar that he was jailed twelve times, mostly without trial or charges. His wife, Maria Barroso, one of Portugal's finest actresses, was dismissed from the national theater and could only...

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