January 15, 2012

How Did Pablo Neruda Die?

Allegations are surfacing that celebrated poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) did not die of natural causes, but was murdered. Attorney Eduardo Contreras, a friend of Mr. Neruda's, and Manual Araya, the man who was the poet's bodyguard, say they believe that the poet was poisoned at the clinic at which he was recovering from surgery in 1973. Mr. Contreras would like to have Mr. Neruda's body exhumed and examined. A judge has also ordered an investigation into the death of former President Sergei Frei, who died at the same clinic. More here in a story from MSNBC.

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