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Chile to reopen investigation into poet Neruda's death

Jan 22, 2015    

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile will reopen an investigation into the death of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda to determine if the poet was poisoned more than 40 years ago by a military dictatorship, after tests on his exhumed body in 2013 found no evidence to back the claims.Neruda, famed for his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, is presumed to have died from prostate cancer just days after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that ushered in the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet."There is initial evidence that he was poisoned and in that sense the signs point to the intervention of sp...

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