PORTUGAL: Hangover Sets In

After nearly 50 years of dictatorship at home and five centuries of increasingly futile imperialism overseas, the promises of freedom offered by the leaders of Portugal's April 25 coup were heady indeed. But last week, with the inevitability of a hangover the morning after a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, confusion and economic unrest replaced some of the jubilation. Portugal's troubles in Africa seemed as intractable as ever, and the sudden lifting of repression in Lisbon was spawning such ferment that it could lead to political chaos.

The ruling junta—which represents the Armed Forces Movement...

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