The World: Farewell to The People's Poet

There would be no state funeral, announced the ruling military junta, which confined itself to a restrained statement of condolence. Nonetheless, Pablo Neruda, the protean Chilean poet and Nobel laureate who died at the age of 69 last week, was given an emotional and stirring farewell.

Hundreds of mourners appeared at the Communist poet's home in Santiago for the funeral procession to the capital's General Cemetery. In bold defiance of the junta's anti-Marxist campaign and in obvious disregard for their own liberty, they chanted leftist slogans as the cortege marched slowly to the...

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