Experts in Chile are exhuming the body of poet Pablo Neruda to try to detemine if he died of cancer or if he was poisoned, as his former driver now alleges. Neruda died in 1973 just a few days after a military coup.
An international team of experts has dismissed prostate cancer as the official cause of death for Pablo Neruda, the Chilean Nobel Prize winner. For decades, his family and associates have believed Neruda was poisoned.
Chile's most famous folk singer, Victor Jara, was shot 44 times and his hands broken by rifle butts just days after a military coup. Some 45 years later, those responsible for his death have been convicted.
Antonio Skarmeta, author of the global best-seller "The Postman," was also a refugee. When Augusto Pinochet overthrew Socialist President Salvador Allende in Chile, the writer left the country — and landed in Berlin.
A Chilean judge has charged six people for the assassination of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva in 1982. Court documents show the murder was instigated by the right wing regime of Augusto Pinochet.
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