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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In this picture shot April 24 2014, people walk past a mural showing army captain Salgueiro Maia in Lisbon. Maia was one of the captains that led the soldiers taking part in the April 25 1974 revolution that restored democracy in Portugal. The mural was painted by 33-year old street artist Miguel Januario who said he held dear the changes brought by an event he didn't live through, "but since then we've allowed new forms of dictatorship, in this case financial, to take over." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Photo by Associated Press
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