Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva, left, talks with Parliament President Jaime Gama Tuesday, March 29 2011, on the stairs of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon. Rating agency Standard & Poor's... more 
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva, left, talks with Parliament President Jaime Gama Tuesday, March 29 2011, on the stairs of the Portuguese parliament in Lisbon. Rating agency Standard & Poor's Tuesday downgraded debt-stressed Portugal's credit worthiness, deepening the country's financial plight as it fights to avoid a bailout. Portugal's government quit last week in a dispute with its rivals over a debt reduction plan and Silva is consulting with political leaders before announcing a date for general elections. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Armando Franca
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 7:36 AM EDT