The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2014

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho visits UMASS Dartmouth

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho
The Portuguese military figure and
political leader, Otelo Saraiva de
Carvalho will visit the South Coast
from September 19-25, 2014

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to host the Portuguese military figure and political leader, Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, from September 19-25, 2014. During his visit to the South Coast, Carvalho will participate in a variety of events on campus and in the community, including a keynote address. Details will follow in subsequent messages.

Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho, who served in Portuguese Angola from 1961-63 and from 1965-67 and then in Portuguese Guinea between 1970 and 1973, was one of the principal figures of the Movement of the Captains (Movimento dos Capitães) and of the Armed Forces Movement (Movimento das Forças Armadas; MFA). He is considered the strategist of the Carnation Revolution, the movement which overthrew the regime of Marcello Caetano in Lisbon on 25 April 1974.

Carvalho was part of the National Salvation Junta, a subgroup of the MFA, which filled the political vacuum and governed Portugal after the coup. He was nominated commander of the Comando Operacional do Continente (COPCON), which was set up to secure order and to promote the revolutionary process, and in 1975 he became part of the Council of the Revolution. He ran for the Presidency of the Republic in 1976 and 1980.

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