It 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.
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.