Friday, June 3, 2011

Chile investigate the death of Pablo Neruda

Santiago de Chile .- The Chilean Justice admitted the complaint filed by the Communist Party (PC) to investigate if the poet Pablo Neruda, who died on September 23, 1973, was killed or died due to his cancer, reported Thursday judicial sources. The trial judge, Mario Chariot, who also heads the inquiry into the death of President Salvador Allende (1970-1973), ordered to carry out all the measures requested on Tuesday by the PC, among others, that is cited declare the driver of the poet, Manuel Araya Osorio.

According to the official account of events accepted by the family of Neruda, the writer died at the Clinic Santa Maria, Santiago, due to advanced prostate cancer on September 23, 1973, twelve days after the coup that overthrew to his friend, President Allende. However, Manuel Araya, driver and personal assistant Neruda, said in an interview with the Mexican magazine process that the poet was killed by a doctor who gave him an injection and not due to a worsening of his cancer.

In the lawsuit states that Araya is a "person whose testimony is essential to establish the facts", so you are required to promptly make available to the court all the records, if available. In addition, the judge decided to seize the clinical records and records relating to the entry of Neruda at the Clinic Santa Maria, and medical tab control tests that the poet was performed in 1973 at Santiago.

It also requested the Registrar to submit the documents available relating to registration of the death of the writer, especially the medical certificate. The judge also ordered, to the Police Department that investigates everything about the case. The lawyer Eduardo Contreras, who presented the complaint along with the president of PC, Guillermo Teillier deputy, said Tuesday he filed the lawsuit that a "reasonable doubt" about the death of Neruda that justifies "ethical, moral and legally" the presentation of it.

The testimony of the poet's personal assistant, said Contreras, plus the ambassador of Mexico, Corbalá Gonzalo Martinez, who says he was with Neruda the day before his death. According to counsel, the Mexican diplomat argues that Neruda could talk quietly "and walk without problems for the hospital room while preparing for his departure into exile in Mexico.

The lawyer considered the possibility that the Nobel Prize for Literature 1971 was assassinated by agents of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) is based because "in exile have been very difficult" for the regime. Contreras also said he requested the exhumation of the remains of the poet, which rest on the latter's house in Isla Negra, where the Chilean Justice admitted the complaint.

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