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Born in July 12, 1904 / Died in September 23, 1973 / Chile / Spanish


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Writer. Chilean consul to Rangoon, Burma, 1927, Colombo, Ceylon, 1929, and Batavia, Java, 1930, consul to Buenos Aires, Siam, Cambodia, Anam, and Madrid, early 1930s, and Mexico, 1941-44; elected to Chilean senate as Communist, 1945; self-exiled in Mexico, 1948-53; nominated for president on Chilean Communist Party ticket, 1970; Chilean ambassador to France, 1971-72. Founder and editor (with Manuel Altolaguirre) of El Caballo verde para la poesía (poetry periodical), 1935-36, and Aurora de Chile, 1938. Member of World Peace Council, 1950-73.