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Pablo Neruda's Body Exhumed
Chilean forensic experts are trying to solve a four-decade mystery about the Nobel laureate's death.
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Forensic experts work at the grave of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda during the exhumation of his remains in Isla Negra, Chile, Monday April 8, 2013.
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Forensic experts work at the grave of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda during the exhumation of his remains in Isla Negra, Chile, Monday April 8, 2013.

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Forensic experts work at the grave of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda during the exhumation of his remains in Isla Negra, Chile, Monday April 8, 2013.

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Forensic experts work at the grave of Nobel laureate poet Pablo Neruda during the exhumation of his remains in Isla Negra, Chile, Monday April 8, 2013.

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A visitor stands next to the grave of literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda and his wife Matilde Urrutia in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. The body of Neruda will be exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how the poet died in the days after Chile's military coup. (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo).
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Workers set up protective sheets around the tomb of literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. The body of Neruda will be exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how the poet died in the days after Chile's military coup. (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo).

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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 1973 file photo, Chile's Gen. Augusto Pinochet, left, and President Salvador Allende attend a ceremony naming Pinochet as commander in chief of the army in Santiago, Chile. Eighteen days later Pinochet took power in a coup in which Allende died. The perseverance and persistence during the last two decades from the former driver and assistant of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who believes that the Pinochet dictatorship ordered the world-wide poets assassination, prompted a human rights judge to order on Feb. 8, 2013 the exhumation of Neruda's body. But chances are that the exhumation wont be conclusive on whether the poet died in the middle of a treatment for prostate cancer or was killed by a doctor, whose existence no one can verify, to silence the vocal poet who was an active member of the Chilean Communist Party. Officially, Neruda died of cancer only days after the 1973 coup toppled his close friend, socialist President Salvador Allende. (AP Photo, File)

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A visitor is reflected on the marble of the tomb of literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. The body of Neruda will be exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how the poet died in the days after Chile's military coup. (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo).

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Literature Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda's driver, bodyguard and assistant in the year leading up to his death Manuel Araya poses for a picture at the museum at his resting place in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. poses for a picture at the museum at his resting place in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. The body of Neruda will be exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how the poet died in the days after Chile's military coup. (AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo)

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FILE - This Feb. 14, 1952 file photo shows Chilean poet Pablo Neruda in Capri, Italy. The perseverance and persistence during the last two decades from who was the driver and assistant of Neruda, who believes that the Pinochet dictatorship ordered the world-wide poets assassination, prompted a human rights judge to order on Feb. 8, 2013 the exhumation of his body. But chances are that the exhumation wont be conclusive on whether the poet died in the middle of a treatment for prostate cancer or was killed by a doctor, whose existence no one can verify, to silence the vocal poet who was an active member of the Chilean Communist Party. Officially, Neruda died of cancer only days after the 1973 coup toppled his close friend, socialist President Salvador Allende. (AP Photo/File)

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A family group of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, carries the coffin containing the remains of the poet during its exhumation in Isla Negra, Chile, Monday April 8, 2013. Chilean forensic experts have exhumed the body of Neruda to solve a four-decade mystery about his death. The official version is that the poet died of cancer, but his driver and others believe he was poisoned by the military dictatorship.(AP Photo / Luis Hidalgo).

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In this photo released by Chile's Judiciary, forensic specialists dig at the grave of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda as they prepare for the exhumation of the remains in Isla Negra, Chile, Sunday April 7, 2013. The body of Neruda will be exhumed in an effort to clear up four decades of suspicion about how the poet died in the days after Chile's military coup.(AP Photo / Judiciary of Chile)

Pablo Neruda's Body Exhumed

Chilean forensic experts are trying to solve a four-decade mystery about the Nobel laureate's death.

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