Pablo Neruda death probe finds cancer didn't kill him


A visitor looking at a photo of Pablo Neruda inside the La Chascona house museum of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in Santiago de Chile, Chile, in 2013. Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69, just days after Pinochet, then the head of the Chilean army, overthrew socialist president Salvador Allende in a bloody coup. – EPA pic, October 21, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL experts announced today that Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer, but could not conclusively determine if he was assassinated by late dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime.

Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69, just days after Pinochet, then the head of the Chilean army, overthrew socialist president Salvador Allende in a bloody coup.


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