A prospective ‘application’ to become a PIDE informer (1962)

Another example of how poverty and material necessity contributed to fashioning the relations between society and the PIDE. In this case, from 1962, the prospective applicant is anxious to demonstrate the kind of information he can provide for the PIDE, and starts by denouncing three of his fellow-residents in the council of Paredes for constantly ‘protesting against the Salazar regime’.

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