Cancer did not kill Pablo Neruda... but who?

Cancer did not kill Pablo Neruda... but who?
NERUDA: Assassinated by late dictator Pinochet's regime?

Santiago - Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician, diplomat and bohemian, died in 1973 aged 69



By AFP

Published: Sat 21 Oct 2017, 11:40 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 Oct 2017, 1:57 AM

International experts announced on Friday 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.
The writer, who was also a prominent member of the Chilean Communist party, had been preparing to flee into exile in Mexico to lead the resistance against Pinochet's regime. He died in a Santiago clinic where he was being treated for prostate cancer.


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