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Portugal / Maoist Party Raid / Communist Influence #240250

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1975
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(Studio) In Portugal, heavily armed troops raid Lisbon headqtrs. of Maoist party Portugal's close association with Communists causes concern with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) mbrs. but cntry.'s leader Goncalves says Portugal no "Trojan horse." Background report follows.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oeiras, Portugal) Portugal caught in revolution-wrenching turn to left after decades of fascism. Portugal still member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) but is only mbr. of alliance with Communists in its cabinet. United States government afraid to share NATO secrets with Portugal. [US ambassador to Portugal, Frank CARLUCCI - admits American concern for Portugal.] [Mil. government, Admiral Rosa COUTINHO - says American propaganda with regard to Communist influence on Portugal no longer necessary; American views must change.] Portuguese concern basically internal. Portugal challenges President Ford to find legal basis for expelling country from NATO.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin

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