Mario Soares: One of the most influential Portuguese politicians, democracy builder, and founder of the Socialist Party

Mario Soares: One of the most influential Portuguese politicians, democracy builder, and founder of the Socialist Party

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Mario Soares was one of the main voices of the democratic opposition and one of the main authorities of the democracy whose construction began on April 25, 1974.

Mario Henriques with Joao Carlos Santos

Retratos de April is a flight around April 25th. By listening to the voices of the era, he attempts to capture this historical era. He meets soldiers and politicians, but also the civil society that opposed the Estado Novo and fought for freedom. From generals and captains to political leaders; From writers and poets to lawyers, doctors and university professors.

Retratos de April reveals a society that was not, ultimately, black and white.

In 25 episodes, we tell the story of the heroes who, 50 years ago, were ready to build democracy.

This Expresso podcast features scripts written by Lourenço Pereira Coutinho and narrated by Teresa Amaro Ribeiro, with original music and sound design by João Luis Amorim, production support by Inés Marcelo and social media by Thiago Serra Cunha. The opening credits have the voice of Jorge Gomez and the cover is written by Mario Henriques with João Carlos Santos. Retratos de Abril is a special podcast from Expresso on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Revolution, curated by Joana Belleza and produced by João Vieira Pereira.

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