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Chile reopens inquiry into Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda’s 1973 death

Santiago, Chile Reuters A Chilean appeals court on Tuesday ordered the reopening of an investigation into the death of the leftist poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda in 1973 soon after the military seized power in a coup. A picture of Chilean poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda is seen inside his museum house in the […]

Italy’s justice minister nixes extradition of priest sought by Argentina in murder-torture cases

Rome, Italy AP Italy’s justice minister has ruled against the extradition of a former chaplain sought in Argentina on charges of murder and torture during the South American country’s last military dictatorship, human rights advocates said Friday. In October, Italy’s top criminal court had approved extradition of Rev Franco Reverberi, an 86-year-old Italian priest who had served […]

Chile overwhelmingly rejects progressive new constitution

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Updated: 12.30pm (AEST)Santiago, Chile Reuters Chileans overwhelmingly voted against a proposed new constitution on Sunday, rejecting what would have been one of the world’s most progressive charters. While nearly 80 per cent of Chileans voted to draft a new constitution in 2020, nearly 62 per cent of voters rejected the new text with 99.74 per […]