Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

Chilean Poet Neruda Reburied; Pinochet Still Suspected of Murder

Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda

Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda

Santiago de Chile, April 27 (RHC-teleSUR)-- Chile reburied Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda's remains Tuesday after exhuming them to determine whether he was assassinated by late-dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime, a mystery that still lingers.

Three years after they were disinterred to be tested for traces of poison, a casket bearing Neruda's remains was reburied at his former home in the resort town of Isla Negra, facing the Pacific ocean in line with his last wishes.

Neruda, a celebrated poet, politician and diplomat, died in September 1973, at the age of 69, just days after Pinochet, overthrew constitutionally-elected President Salvador Allende in a bloody coup.

The famous poet and writer, who was also a prominent member of the Chilean Communist party, had been preparing to flee to Mexico to lead the resistance against Pinochet's regime. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • 6th Caricom-Cuba Summit Reaffirms Latin America and Caribbean as 'Zone of Peace'
  • CARICOM and Cuba Leaders Renew Commitment to Advancing Sustainable Regional Development
  • RHC's Music Program 'From Havana' (Havana sings to Sabina)
  • RHC's Weekly Review
  • RHC's Weekly Segment 'Breakthrough'
  • RHC's Regular Program DXERS UNLIMITED, with Professor Arnaldo 'Arnie' Coro
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

4080513

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 3691
  • today: 2032
  • online: 223
  • total: 4080513