PORTUGAL: A Gambler's Luck Runs Out

Death comes for the Prime Minister

Brisk and impatient as always, Prime Minister Francisco Sá Carneiro arrived at Lisbon airport last week anxious to fly off to Oporto. There, with national elections scheduled for Sunday, he planned to deliver a final hortatory salvo to promote his presidential candidate—but no relation—General António Soares Carneiro. With the Prime Minister, in the twin-engine Cessna C-421, were his longtime companion, Danish-born Snu Abecassis; Defense Minister Adeline Amaro da Costa and his wife; Cabinet Chief António Patricio Gouveia and two pilots. Almost immediately after takeoff, the plane...

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