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 23 2014, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho gestures during a conference in Lisbon. "Many people are feeling very cheated," said Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, a former army captain who masterminded the April 25 1974 pre-dawn military takeover. "What we're living through now, it's like it's signing the death warrant of the hopes and values of (the revolution)." (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: 40 years after revolution, Portugal is angry




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