TITLE: Which Chile, Allende? Henry Kissinger and the International Repercussions of the Portuguese Revolution
SPEAKER: Mario del Pero
EVENT DATE: 2007/12/12
RUNNING TIME: 66 minutes
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The Portuguese revolution of 1974 lead to the downfall of one the last authoritarian regimes in Western Europe and opened a chaotic transition in Portugal. The international repercussions of the revolution were particularly relevant in Southern Europe, where other rightist regimes were about to collapse and where the Italian Communist party aimed at re-entering the national government. The U.S. and its main Western European allies clashed repeatedly over the correct course of action in Portugal, its influence on events elsewhere and the risk of a "Chilean-solution" of the Portuguese crisis.
Speaker Biography: Mario del Pero from the Universita di Bologna is a John W. Kluge Center Fellow.