PORTUGAL: Turning the Tide Of Refugees

Reverse airlift to Angola

ATTENTION, ANGOLANS! read Portuguese newspaper ads last week. ALL PERSONS WHOSE NAMES ARE LISTED HERE SHOULD GO TO THE ANGOLAN EMBASSY ON A MATTER OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THEM. The scores of people listed were refugees who had been airlifted to Lisbon from the former Portuguese province in 1975, when civil war threatened their lives and the prospect of a new Marxist government in Luanda threatened their property. The "matter of great importance" was approval of their longstanding applications to return to Angola. In a surprising reverse airlift,...

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