MOZAMBIQUE: Mystery Massacre

Not since the My Lai atrocities came to light in 1969 had a tiny village caused such an uproar. Father Adrian Hastings, a British Catholic priest, alleged that Portuguese government troops had gone on a murderous rampage in the Portuguese Mozambique village of Wiriyamu last Dec. 16. The priest, quoting reports from Spanish missionary priests, claimed that Portuguese soldiers killed some 400 villagers suspected of sympathizing with Frelimo, the Mozambique Liberation Front.

Then began the denials. Dr. Marcello Caetano, the Portuguese Prime Minister, who was on an official visit to London, said...

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