PORTUGAL: Is Everybody Happy?

Shy and scholarly, shunning the limelight, Portugal's Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, 68, defies the accepted definition of dictators; yet he is now the dean of them. His technique is paternal, sometimes even benevolent. He controls police and press, brooks opposition for only 40 days before elections every four years. Yet, even when there is opportunity, few of Portugal's 8,500.000 fill the air above their lovely Latin land with cries for liberty. With a sedulously fostered reputation for financial wizardry, former Economics Professor Salazar has kept Portugal's budget balanced, but at the...

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