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Poet, hero, rapist – outrage over Chilean plan to rename airport after Neruda
Human rights activists argue that the honour is inappropriate for a man who described raping a maid in his memoir
- The Guardian
Pablo Neruda was a Nobel laureate whose poetry chronicled the lives and struggles of ordinary Latin Americans, and whose life was upheld as a symbol of resistance to dictatorship.
But a decision to rename Chile’s busiest international airport after him has been met with outrage from human rights activists who argue that the honour is inappropriate for a man who admitted to rape in his…
The cultural committee of Chile’s lower house voted this month to rename Santiago airport after Neruda, best…