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Azores Liberation Front (Portugal)

Frente de Libertação dos Açores

Last modified: 2005-08-26 by antonio martins
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[FLA flag]
image by Jaume Ollé, 12 Aug 1999
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Presentation of the Azores Liberation Front

There's no FLA anymore and for a long time now (at least that I know of). Most of the FLA members regrouped in the PDA, Partido Democrático do Atlântico, a national party.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Aug 1999

The F.L.A. was a movement that essentially grew out of fear of a Communist takeover of the country [in 1974-1976].
José A. Afonso, 09 Aug 1999

And essentially there was the hand of the CIA behind it to protect the american interests in the Lajes airfield in island Terceira.
Jorge Candeias, 10 Aug 1999

Description and symbolism of the flag

The Frente de Libertação dos Açores has a flag that is somewhat different than the one approved for use in the region by the Portuguese Parlament. Keeping in mind that I haven't seen this flag in several years, the bird that I can recall is pictured all in gold and with the wings folded down, with the 9 stars (which represent the 9 islands) in a semi-circle below.
José A. Afonso, 09 Aug 1999, 10 Aug 1999

As far as I know, there were several variations of this flag.