‘Chilean poet Pablo Neruda murdered by Pinochet’

This video says about itself:

Pablo Neruda Documentary (Part 1 of 6)

8 July 2007

The life and work of Chilean Poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is examined in this powerful and inspiring documentary film. His first two books ‘Crepusculario’ and ’20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair‘ are briefly analyzed and brough to life.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Chile admits poet Pablo Neruda may have been murdered by Pinochet coup forces

Saturday 7th November 2015

CHILE’S government has acknowledged that Nobel-prize winning poet Pablo Neruda may have been murdered after the 1973 coup by General Augusto Pinochet.

The Interior Ministry released a statement on Thursday amid press reports that Mr Neruda might not have died of cancer.

The statement acknowledged a ministry document dated March of this year, which stated that it was “clearly possible and highly probable that a third party” was responsible for Mr Neruda’s death.

A close friend of President Salvador Allende, who died in the September 11 coup, the poet had planned to go into exile.

But a day before his departure he was taken by ambulance to the Santa Maria clinic in Santiago, where he had been treated for prostate cancer. He died there on September 23, officially of natural causes.

Tests for toxins on his exhumed body in 2013 were negative, but the judge investigating has ordered new tests for other substances.

2017 investigation: cause of death not cancer, which was then ‘official’ cause.

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  2. Friday 26th February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    WORLD-RENOWNED genomics experts and forensic specialists will study the remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda to try to establish the cause of his death.

    The remains of the Nobel literature prize-winner’s bones and teeth will be analysed by a lab at Canada’s McMaster University’s Ancient DNA Centre and the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Forensic Medicine, the scientific team said on Wednesday.

    The poet, who was a lifelong member of the Chilean Communist Party, died in the aftermath of the 1973 CIA-masterminded military coup, led by General Augusto Pinochet, amid allegations of poisoning.

    Tests in 2013 failed to turn up toxic agents in his bones but the government still thinks it is “highly probable” a third party was involved in his death.

    The remains of his bones and teeth will be analysed, focused on identifying pathogenic bacteria that could have caused his death.



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