40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry

Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties -- the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights.

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FILE - In this April 25 1974 file picture, people cheer soldiers in a tank driving through downtown Lisbon during a military coup. Euphoria gripped Portugal during the 1974 Carnation Revolution, when junior army officers swept away a four-decade dictatorship. The almost bloodless coup brought what for the Portuguese were novelties _ the right to vote, universal health care, public education, old-age pensions and labor rights. (AP Photo/Antonio Aguiar)
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