PORTUGAL: The Fall of a Hero-General

Portugal's fragile revolutionary government was still intact last week following ten days of political tensions that threatened to bring the country to the brink of civil war. Nonetheless, it had lost its first hero and a good deal of its innocence. General António de Spínola, 64, the hero-general of the Portuguese revolution, split with the young leftist officers who engineered the April coup and resigned as provisional President. In an emotional farewell address on television, Spínola criticized many of the government's policies and warned that they would result in economic chaos,...

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