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Pablo Neruda, Nobel-prize-winning poet, may have been killed in 1973 Pinochet coup

Poet was said to have died of cancer
Pablo Neruda probably killed by a "third party" Chilean Interior Ministry admits Photo: AP

Chile's government is acknowledging that Nobel-prize winning poet Pablo Neruda might have been killed after the 1973 coup that brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power.

The Interior Ministry released a statement Thursday amid press reports that Neruda might not have died of cancer. The statement acknowledged a ministry document dated March of this year, which was published by the newspaper El Pais in Spain.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/chile/11978935/Pablo-Neruda-Nobel-prize-winning-poet-may-have-been-killed-in-1973-Pinochet-coup.html