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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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Paul Schaefer, Nazi Preacher Who Led Torture Cult In Chile, Dies

ARGENTINA-SCHAEFERDead at 89, Paul Schaefer sounds like a monster out of a horror movie, but he was terrifyingly real. Strangest detail: “He had a glass eye, having accidentally gouged out his right eye while trying to untie a shoelace knot with a fork.” The Washington Post reports:

Paul Schaefer, 89, a German-born evangelical preacher who was convicted of sexually abusing 25 children while leading one of the world’s most notorious anti-Semitic and apocalyptic sects, died April 24 of a heart ailment at a prison hospital in Chile.

His enclave in southern Chile, Colonia Dignidad…doubled during the 1970s and ’80s as a detention and torture center for opponents of right-wing dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

At the time of his death, Mr. Schaefer was still under investigation in the 1985 disappearance of mathematician Boris Weisfeiler, an American citizen who went missing while hiking near Colonia Dignidad.

Mr. Schaefer turned to preaching after serving in the German military during World War II.

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Court Finds Former Chilean President was Poisoned

From The Syndey Morning Herald:

SANTIAGO: A judge has ruled that the former Chilean president Eduardo Frei Montalva was assassinated nearly 30 years ago and the murder covered up by people linked to the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Frei, who preceded Salvador Allende as Chile’s president and later became a leading critic of the military dictatorship, died in 1982. An autopsy report blamed septic shock after stomach hernia surgery, but a new autopsy made public this year by University of Chile pathologists identified two chemicals in his body that attack the digestive system. One of them is used in mustard gas and the other is found in rat poison.

”He was injected with toxic substances, which produced other complications that deteriorated his immune system,” Judge Alejandro Madrid said.

”That was the cause of death.”

At the time of his death, Frei, 71, was investigating human rights violations by the dictatorship of Pinochet, who toppled Allende in a coup in 1973.

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