RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I was two years old when the Portuguese Carnation Revolution took place on April 25th, 1974, overthrowing the authoritarian 'Estado Novo' regime, in force since 1933 under Salazar, beginning a process that would culminate in the establishment of a democratic regime and the coming into force of the new Constitution two years later, marked by a strong socialist orientation.
The April 25th date, like any revolution, was a moment. A moment when the best traits of humanity emerge. The hope for a better life, for more opportunities, for a window to the world that had . . .