Portugal is a country in southwestern Europe on the Atlantic Ocean and touching Spain. In the 1970s, Portugal gave up Angola, Mozambique, and other colonies.  In 1999, it gave up the last of its colonies by turning over the territory of Macau to China. 
- Portugal's commercial TV stations command a lion's share of the viewing audience, and provide tough competition for the cash-strapped public broadcaster. The future of public broadcasting has generated heated political debate. The second public TV channel and a public radio network survived closure threats in 2002. Public radio networks are operated by RDP. The Roman Catholic Church owns the widely-listened-to Radio Renascenca.
- US trained military personnel: 2997
- US military aid: $361,900,000
- This country practiced torture on an administrative basis during this period
- This country underwent significant political change during the 1970s
Related SourceWatch articles
- Portugal, National Geographic, accessed December 2007.
- Country profile: Portugal BBC, accessed December 2007.
- Timeline: Portugal BBC, accessed December 2007.