PUBLISHED CORRECTIONS: The June 18 obituary of Vasco [Vasco Goncalves], a fomer Portuguese prime minister, incorrectly listed Guinea as a onetime Portuguese colony. Guinea was a French colony; Guinea- Bissau was a Portuguese colony. (Published 7/7/2005)
The first elections in April 1975, which were won by Gen. Goncalves's Socialists, had a higher turnout than any election since, with 91.7 percent of the 6.2 million registered voters casting ballots. In the months after the revolution, the Portuguese colonies of Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola and East Timor were given independence.
Ms. [Ghena Dimitrova] studied voice at the Sofia Music Academy and made her professional debut in 1965 as a soprano at Sofia's National Opera. In subsequent years, she performed at Milan's La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opera, Berlin's State Opera, London's Covent Garden and New York's Metropolitan Opera.
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