Portugal: Unhappy Birthday

The world's most durable dictator turned 72 last week. It was surely the unhappiest birthday for AntÓnio de Oliveira Salazar in the 29 years of his one-man rule of Portugal. He confronted growing unrest at home, bloody rebellion in his big African colony of Angola, found few sympathetic world allies anywhere except in South Africa. But in his first interview in five years (to Brazil's 0 Cruzeiro Correspondent Mario de Moraes) the old autocrat was as acid and abrasive as ever.

The U.S. vote in the U.N. against Portugal on the Angola problem...

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