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Nobel poet Neruda remains ordered exhumed to investigate possible murder

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, February 8, 2013 16:01 EDT
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Chilean Pablo Neruda is pictured on October 12, 1971, after receiving the Nobel Literature Prize in Stockholm. (AFP)
 
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A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of famed poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed as part of an investigation into his death, the foundation that manages his literary legacy said Friday.

The leftist poet, who died 12 days after the 1973 coup that ousted President Salvador Allende, was long believed to have died of cancer. But officials in recent years have been looking into the possibility he was murdered.

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