Feb 252013


In March, the  Chilean government plans to exhume the remains of Pablo Neruda.  Neruda died  just days after a violent, U.S.-backed coup in 1973 ousted President Salvador Allende.  The official cause of Neruda’s death was listed as complications from prostate cancer. But rumors have swirled for years. Many people close to Neruda have claimed that the poet was poisoned by forces loyal to the brutal dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

Neruda’s exhumation and subsequent testing may not provide a final answer, but the investigation will certainly be interesting to watch over the next few months.

(Via Time Magazine’s News Feed.)

–Richard Farrell


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