Poet Pablo Neruda’s body exhumed in Chile
WASHINGTON DC, April 14, 2013 – Last Monday the body of renowned Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was exhumed in Isla Negra, 70 miles from Santiago. The exhumation comes after a Chilean judge ordered an investigation last February to determine whether the Nobel Prize winning poet was poisoned.
Author or Canto General and 20 Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda passed away on September 23, 1973 — just 12 days after Salvador Allende’s communist government was overthrown by a coup that placed Augusto Pinochet in power.
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