Portugal and the Mozambican Revolution

Authors

  • John S. Saul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-026-04-1974-08_4

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Movements

Abstract

Bourgeois commentators have taken to writing smugly of "the myth of the guerrilla." Yet guerrillas in Mozambique (together with their counterparts in Angola and the independent Republic of Guinea-Bissau) have now brought down the Portuguese government! President Kaunda welcomed Samora Machel, President of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO), to Zambia (where the latter had come in June to commence talks with Mario Soares, the new Portuguese Foreign Minister) by stating: "Without the FRELIMO fighters led by Comrade Samora on this continent, Portugal herself would still be under a dictatorship. Freedom fighters on this continent have also freed the people of Portugal."

Published

1974-09-04

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