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No Poison Found in Pablo Neruda’s Remains

pablo_nerudaIt has been rumored for many years that Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was poisoned by the Pinhochet regime. A new medical study might put this rumor to rest. Might.

BBC NEWS:

No traces of poison have been found in the remains of Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, forensic experts say.The results were announced after more than six months of tests by 15 Chilean and foreign experts.

The left-wing poet died in 1973, days after the military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power. His body was exhumed in April to establish whether he died of poisoning, as his driver and others suspected.

Neruda, who died aged 69, was a close friend of ousted Chilean President Salvador Allende.

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Was Poet Pablo Neruda Murdered by a CIA Operative?

nerudaRuss McSpadden writes at the Earth First! Newswire:

Depending on who you ask, the Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda either died of prostate cancer or was killed by a CIA double agent as a part of the “tidying up” process of a U.S. backed right wing coup in Chile that ousted the Socialist Salvador Allende in favor of Generalissimo Augusto Pinochet.

Human rights lawyer Eduardo Contreras argues that new evidence suggests that the poet “was likely murdered by agents of dictator Augusto Pinochet” by way of an injection of poison. Neruda, who was radicalized during the Spanish Civil War, was both a world famous poet and an outspoken communist. Now, following new testimony from an old witness, a judge has ordered a search for a potential suspect in his murder, which appears to lead back to the CIA.

Dr. Sergio Draper, who had previously attested that he was at Neruda’s side when he died, September 23, 1973, has recanted that statement, claiming that a “Dr.

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