PORTUGAL: The Anti-Communists Strike Back

Black Volkswagens slipped through Lisbon's twisted streets last week carrying army officers to midnight rendezvous with political allies. Headlights flashed signals in parking garages. To elude detection, shadowy figures flitted from one car to another, then sped away. Some clearly feared for their lives, especially the nine dissident officers who issued the now famous moderate manifesto attacking the ruling troika for dragging Portugal toward a Communist dictatorship. Their leader and the author of the manifesto, former Foreign Minister Ernesto Melo Antunes, was reported to be spending each night in a different place to avoid, in the words of one...

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