Where a rightwing dictatorship ruled for more than four decades, the once-powerful Communist Party is feeble, and the Socialists actually back austerity measures--against a background of traditional Catholic conservatism and rural resignation and fatalism. Urban radicalism is practically nonexistent. Even in Grandola, the cradle of the 1974 revolution, it's hard to find a spark of revolt against austerity measures that have basically reversed decades of socioeconomic progress. Read more. Click below.
When Grandola Stood for Freedom