PORTUGAL: To the Brink of Chaos Again

The march of 60,000 construction workers on Lisbon's São Bento Palace last week started out like the countless other protest parades and rallies that are a recurring feature of life in Portugal these days. But then the leftist-led hardhats added a new twist. Massing on the steps of the legislative palace, they blocked the doors of the building in which 150 members of the constituent assembly were laboring over a new constitution. They also backed huge trucks against the entrances to Premier Jose Pinheiro de Azevedo's official residence next door and warned...

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