PORTUGAL: Between Anarchy and Reaction

The ads for the Portuguese airline TAP—accurate enough when they were written several weeks ago—were beginning to look as wilted as the red carnations that greeted the April coup. "If right now you were in Portugal," reads one tourist-enticing blurb, "what happiness you would see all around you!" But scarcely one month after the military coup that ousted the right-wing government of Premier Marcello Caetano, Portugal's mood is turning sour. In fact, the hopes of President Antonio de Spinola for a peaceful year of transition are threatened by both left-wing anarchy...

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