Pablo Neruda

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What Proteins in Pablo Neruda's Remains Suggest

Reuters views forensic experts' initial report, still no sign he was poisoned

(Newser) - It's another strike against the claim of Pablo Neruda's chauffeur, who contends that agents of Augusto Pinochet poisoned the acclaimed Chilean poet by injecting something into his stomach while he was being treated for cancer. Neruda died in 1973 and was exhumed 40 years later; in late 2013,... More »

20 Never-Seen Poems of Pablo Neruda Discovered

They were found in boxes, said to be of 'extraordinary quality'

(Newser) - Someone combing through old boxes belonging to Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda made an amazing discovery: 20 unpublished poems from his prime years of productivity, reports the Guardian . His publisher says they are of "extraordinary quality," and one academic says they are full of "the imaginative power, the... More »

Poet Pablo Neruda Wasn't Poisoned: Tests

But family says Chilean case isn't closed

(Newser) - The four-decade mystery of whether Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was poisoned was seemingly cleared up today, when forensic test results showed no chemical agents in his bones. But his family and driver were not satisfied and said they'll request more tests. Neruda died under suspicious circumstances in... More »

New Trend in Latin America: Exhuming the Dead

Often, investigators want to see if political leaders were murdered

(Newser) - Lately, Latin America is really into ... exhuming political and intellectual leaders. As the New York Times explains it, the region has always been more inclined toward exhumation than the rest of the world, a custom that could date back to the early days of Christianity, when saints' body parts were... More »

Pablo Neruda to Be Exhumed

Judge orders autopsy to see if he was poisoned

(Newser) - Pablo Neruda is about to get the Yasser Arafat treatment . Neruda chauffeur Manuel Araya has been claiming for years that agents of Augusto Pinochet poisoned the acclaimed poet while he was being treated for cancer. Next month, authorities will dig up his corpse to see if that's true. Judge... More »

Judge: Chile Must Investigate Neruda's Death

Communist party suspects famous poet was killed in coup

(Newser) - A Chilean judge has ordered an investigation into the death of Pablo Neruda, giving authorities license to examine police, witness, and medical records. The Nobel laureate died in 1973, just 12 days after a right-wing military coup overthrew Chile’s government. His official cause of death is listed as prostate... More »

Martha's Banned From Britain, Too

(Newser) - American shock jock Michael Savage is only the latest celebrity banned from entering the UK; Mental Floss compiles a list of other notables:
  • Martha Stewart: “It’s frankly hard to believe that any country would want to ban Martha, domestic goddess of all that is clean and organized and
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