Chile Communists Request Poet Pablo Neruda's exhumation

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Chile Communists Request Poet Pablo Neruda's exhumation

Ken Burch

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16043425

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The Communist Party in Chile has asked for the remains of the poet Pablo Neruda to be exhumed due to allegations that he may have been poisoned.

The Nobel laureate died in Santiago in September 1973, 12 days after the military coup that brought Gen Augusto Pinochet to power.

Mr Neruda's death certificate says he died of prostate cancer.

But his former driver said he received an injection which provoked a heart attack.

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