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Poison ruled out as cause of Chilean poet Neruda's death

Forensic experts who examined the remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda found no evidence he was poisoned to death during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, an official said Friday. "No relevant chemical agents that could be linked to Mr. Neruda's death were found," said Patricio Bustos, director of Chile's forensic medicine service. The study confirmed that prostate cancer caused Neruda's death in 1973, shortly after the military coup that brought Pinochet to power.

No evidence Chile poet Neruda was poisoned during dictatorship, test shows

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - An exhumation and testing of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda's body did not find any evidence he was poisoned, a forensic team said on Friday, despite accusations he was murdered 40 years ago by a military dictatorship. Neruda, famed for his passionate love poems and staunch communist views, is presumed to have died from prostate cancer just days after the September 11, 1973, coup that ushered in the brutal Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

Poison ruled out as cause of Chilean poet Neruda's death

Forensic experts who examined the remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda found no evidence he was poisoned to death during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, an official said Friday. "No relevant chemical agents that could be linked to Mr. Neruda's death were found," said Patricio Bustos, director of Chile's forensic medicine service. The study confirmed that prostate cancer caused Neruda's death in 1973, shortly after the military coup that brought Pinochet to power.

Neruda remains to be tested in Spain for poison

A judge ordered the remains of poet Pablo Neruda to be tested in Spain to determine whether he died of poisoning, court records showed Wednesday. Judge Mario Carroza directed that Neruda's remains be sent to the University of Murcia, where toxicologists will probe whether he died of cancer or was fatally poisoned by agents from the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. The judge approved "taking bone samples from Neruda for structural and biochemical analysis," court documents showed.

Initial examination confirms Pablo Neruda suffered from advanced cancer

Santiago, May 2 (EFE).- The initial tests performed on the exhumed remains of Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda show that the Chilean poet was suffering from advanced prostate cancer, officials associated with the process confirmed to Efe. The report from the medical examiner's office was delivered today to Judge Mario Carroza, who is presiding over the effort to determine what killed Neruda, who died on Sept. 23, 1973, 12 days after Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled Chile's Socialist government in a bloody coup.

Body of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda being exhumed to clear up suspicion about how he died after Chile's military coup

The body of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda is being exhumed this weekend in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how he died in the days after Chile's military coup.A team of investigators is to begin digging today at Isla Negra, a rocky outcropping on the Pacific Coast where Neruda lived.But forensic experts say there's little hope that the exhumation will answer the question of whether one of the greatest poets of the 20th century died of natural causes as was recorded, or if he was poisoned by the military dictatorship as his driver and some others believe.

Pablo Neruda's remains exhumed to determine if he was murdered

Isla Negra, Chile, Apr 8 (EFE).- The remains of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) were exhumed here Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was murdered by agents of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. After several months of preparations, the procedure to extract the remains of the 1971 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature took no more than an hour. Neruda died on Sept. 23, 1973, 12 days after Gen. Augusto Pinochet toppled Chile's Socialist government in a bloody coup.

Exhumation of Chilean poet Neruda begins

The remains of Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda were exhumed Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship he strongly opposed. Workers broke open the tomb housing his remains at his last home overlooking the sea in Isla Negra under the supervision of Judge Mario Carroza, lawyers and a dozen forensic experts. The leftist author, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist president Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of prostate cancer.

Exhumation of Chilean poet Neruda begins

The exhumation of Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda began Monday to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship he strongly opposed. The process started with the breaking of the tomb housing his remains at one of his homes in the resort of Isla Negra under the supervision of Judge Mario Carroza, lawyers and a dozen forensic experts.

Poet Neruda's remains to be exhumed

Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains will be exhumed Monday in a bid by the government to determine if he died of cancer or was poisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship he strongly opposed. The leftist author, who died 12 days after the 1973 military coup that ousted socialist president Salvador Allende and brought General Augusto Pinochet to power, was long believed to have died of prostate cancer. But officials in 2011 started looking into the possibility he was poisoned by agents of the Pinochet regime, as claimed by Neruda's driver.
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