PORTUGAL: The Rightists Take Command

The revolutionary left in Portugal has been seriously ailing ever since the collapse of an abortive coupled by radical paratroop units in November. Last week what one Lisbon daily called the "death certificate" of the left was signed—in the form of a 70-page government report that blamed the botched uprising on a wide array of leftists in the military, the labor movement, the Communist Party, the press and the now defunct COPCON security forces. The night after the report was released, flamboyant former COPCON Chief Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who had served...

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