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Dr Alvaro Barreirinhas CUNHAL

Dr Alvaro Barreirinhas CUNHAL, Portuguese Secretary General, Partido Comunista Portugués. Order of the October Revolution, USSR, 1973; G. Dimitrov Order, Bulgaria, 1983; Order of Playa Giron, Cuba, 1984; Order of Merit, Poland, 1985; Order of Karl Marx, German Democratic Republic, 1988; Order of Lenin, USSR, 1988.

Background

  • CUNHAL, Dr Alvaro Barreirinhas was born on November 10, 1913 in Coimbra, Portugal. Parents: Avelino Henriques da Costa Cunhal and Mercedes (née Barreirinhas).

  • Education

    • Camôes High School, 1924-1931. Lisbon Law Faculty, 1931-1935 and 1938-1940. Licencíate of Law; spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Russian.

    Career

    • Student delegate, University Senate, Lisbon University, 1934. Functionary, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party), 193537 and since 1942. Secretary General, Federation of Young Portuguese Communists, 1935-1938.

      Member, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party) Central Committee, since 1936. Member, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party) Central Committee Secretariat, 1939-1940, 1942-1949 and since 1960. Secretary General, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party), since 1961.

      Minister without portfolio in I, II, III and IV Provisional Governments, 1974-1975. Deputy, Constituent Assembly, 1975-1976. Former Deputy, Assembly of the Republic.

      Member, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party) Political Committee. Councillor of State, 1983-1992. Party official.

    Works

    • Rumo à Vitoria, 1964. Relatório a actividade do Comité Central. To the Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party) Congress.

      A Questao Agrária em Portugal, 1968. O radicalismo pequeno-burgues de fachada socialista, 1970. Discursos Politicos (22 vols), 1974-1987.

      A superioridade moral dos Comunistas, 1974. A força invencivel do movimento comunista, 1975. O internacionalismo proletário urna política e urna concepcao do mundo, 1975.

      Algumas experiencias em 50 anos de lutado Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party). 1975. Contribuiçao ao estudo da questao agrária (2 vols.

      ), 1976. A revolucao portuguesa - o passado e o futuro, 1976. As Lulas de classes em Portugal nos fins da Idade Média, 1980.

      O Partido com paredes de vidro, 1985 (many of the above have also been published in French, German, Russian, Bulgarian, Czech, Hungarian, Greek and Spanish).

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Portuguese Communist Party

    Personality

    Interests

    Drawing, painting, literature, nature.

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