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Chile: Neruda Foundation demands reburial of poet

Chile: Neruda Foundation demands reburial of poet 2 years after exhumation

Chile: Neruda Foundation demands reburial of poet

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chile's Neruda Foundation is demanding that Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda be reburied immediately.

In a statement released to The Associated Press Tuesday, the foundation said that more than two years after Neruda was exhumed to determine the cause of his death, it's time for the poet to rest in peace in his home in the coastal town of Isla Negra.

Neruda died in the chaos that followed Chile's 1973 military coup, and his body was exhumed in 2013. Forensic test results showed no poison in his bones.

Plans to rebury Neruda last month were suspended after members of the poet's family and other groups asked the courts to block it, demanding more tests.

An appeals court must determine if Neruda will be reburied or more tests will be conducted.


Updated : 2021-09-17 09:31 GMT+08:00