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Tag: Pablo Neruda

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2024 - 10:29 UTC

    Chilean authorities reopen probe into Neruda's death

    The poet had prostate cancer but was said not to be terminally ill

    Chilean authorities decided this week to launch an investigation into the Sept. 23, 1973, death of Communist poet Pablo Neruda, winner of the 1971 Literature Nobel Prize, who is believed to have been poisoned by the military regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) less than a fortnight after seizing power in a bloody coup d'état. At that time, Neruda, 69, was said to be suffering from prostate cancer, but it is believed he was not terminally ill by then.

  • Monday, February 13th 2023 - 21:22 UTC

    Pablo Neruda: Chilean poet was “poisoned”, says his family

    “We now know that the 'clostridium botulinum' should not have been in the skeleton,” said Rodolfo Reyes, the poet's nephew.

    International experts will reveal on Wednesday that the bacteria found in the remains of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda “was in his body at the time of death,” which would prove that he was “poisoned” 12 days after the 1973 military coup, his family told EFE in an exclusive interview.

  • Saturday, December 8th 2018 - 16:03 UTC

    Feminists oppose renaming Chile's main airport after Pablo Neruda

    Santiago's airport in the Pudahuel area seems to need renaming. Aviation pioneer Arturo Merino Benítez not good enough?

    As the project to rename Santiago's international airport is back under the spotlight, feminist groups have brought the attention to the fact that 1971 Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda is not worthy of that honour.