Chile: Investigators Say Poet Pablo Neruda Did Not Die of Cancer After 1973 Coup

HeadlineOct 23, 2017
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In Chile, forensic scientists said Friday that famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda did not die of cancer in 1973, as stated on his death certificate, bolstering claims that Neruda was poisoned under General Augusto Pinochet’s rule. Neruda’s driver has claimed he was poisoned by a stomach injection administered by doctors. Neruda, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, was a close friend of the ousted President Salvador Allende. Forensic experts say they’ll need up to a year to determine the true cause of Neruda’s death.

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