Enrique Segura: "The Union of the Neruda Foundation challenge the legal personality of Juan A. Figueroa " By Mario Casasús / "Clarin", Chile
Mexico City. - In a telephone interview from Isla Negra, Enrique Segura (1951), president of the Union of the Neruda Foundation, denounced the injustices committed by Juan Agustín Figueroa: "The Neruda Foundation declared in the red and fired five tour guides the Board of Directors decided to replace employees with audio devices related episodes of Neruda's life and make the descriptions of the objects in each House Museum. The executive director, Fernando Sáez-chief financial and lie, every year we say the Neruda Foundation is in 'the red', if for 5 years coming and ensuring the Union before the Internal Revenue stating that they are in 'the red' wants Neruda Foundation that should go broke five years ago, or are stealing a huge amount of money. "
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Enrique Segura: "The Union of the Neruda Foundation challenge the legal personality of John A. Figueroa " Tuesday, 08 January 2013 8:47 CASASÚS MARIO
Mexico City. - In a telephone interview from Isla Negra, Enrique Segura (1951), president of the Union of the Neruda Foundation, denounced the injustices committed by Juan Agustín Figueroa: "The Neruda Foundation declared in the red and fired five tour guides The Board of Directors decided to replace employees with audio devices related episodes of Neruda's life and make the descriptions of the objects in each House Museum. The executive director, Fernando Sáez-chief financial and lie, every year we say the Neruda Foundation is in 'the red', if for 5 years coming and ensuring the Union before the Internal Revenue stating that they are in 'the red' wants Neruda Foundation that should go broke five years ago, or are stealing a huge amount of money. "
The poet Pablo Neruda had intended to adopt Enrique Segura in the 1950s, years after the friendship continued, and today, Enrique Segura is willing to break some lances by Chilean Nobel's memory. In an interview with Clarín.cl Union advances the strategy: "With Maria Eugenia Zamudio-former director of Isla Negra, talked about the possibility of challenging the legal status of the Neruda Foundation, will present the idea to the lawyer Rodolfo Reyes-nephew Neruda direct- , resort to five prestigious Chilean lawyers to remove the usurper Neruda Foundation Juan Agustín Figueroa. He got the legal personality of the Neruda Foundation during the dictatorship of Pinochet, was the family attorney of Matilde Urrutia, Neruda would not have died if in September 1973 in order perfectly had left a will, but Matilde changed everything, appointed 'heir universal 'Juan Agustín Figueroa for life, like Pinochet, both received a reward for his services: the designated lifetime. "
MC. - Don Enrique, since when Neruda Foundation works? ES. - Took 20 years in the Neruda Foundation, currently chairing the Union of Workers of the Neruda Foundation. Do you know my story?
MC. - Yes, Neruda wanted to adopt him, you're like Luis Iribarren, "The Luchín song" Victor Jara ... ES. - Exactly, Don Pablo wanted to adopt because economic conditions of my family were many shortcomings, I lived with my mother and my grandmother in Isla Negra, Pablo had no children, so I took care of me like I was his son , gave me clothes and shoes. Don Pablo told my grandmother that he intended to adopt me, but my grandmother refused.
MC. - What is the demand that triggered the union strike Neruda Foundation? ES. - I defend my people, workers Neruda Foundation and if the directory header by Juan Agustín Figueroa fires me, I will leave with their heads held high. There is very little we are asking, is practically nothing: 1,000 Chilean pesos ($ 2) as a bonus for food per day worked and 1,000 Chilean pesos as bonus for public transport per day worked. The negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement is done every two years.
MC. - Will negotiating table with the Neruda Foundation? ES. - Today began the strike, had entered into negotiations with a lawyer of the Labor government of Chile, but she only came to "give us time", were stunned, the lawyer had to submit three proposals to resolve the conflict, met with employees and employers to come to an agreement, in the Union until Friday gave an ultimatum to get closer, no one called us, so on Monday January 7, the 79 employees of the Museums Isla Negra, La Sebastiana and The Chascona began legal strike.
MC. - 79 out of a total of 110, who are the remaining 31 payroll? ES. - Of 110 workers, 79 belong to the Union of the Neruda Foundation. In the remaining 31 I call "toady" are scabs that do not deserve any respect, are serving climbers Juan Agustín Figueroa.
MC. - How much does Juan Agustín Figueroa by entering Neruda's houses? ES. - The crooks are charging 4.000 Chilean pesos as of January 2, last year the Chilean entry cost 3,500 pesos. The Neruda Foundation declared in the red and fired five tour guides, the Governing Council decided to replace employees with audio devices related episodes of Neruda's life and make the descriptions of the objects in each House Museum.
MC. - Official figures show that: 100,000 tourists a year visit Neruda's houses, and invoice Foundation $ 500,000 a year for copyright, ie 350 million pesos for the museum tickets + $ 500,000 for copyright, what the Neruda Foundation opposes raise the salaries of their employees citing "losses and balances with the red"? ES. - Middle managers are very bad in Chile, using the end of the dictatorship, middle-executive director would be Fernando Sáez-and the head of finance, both lie, every year we say the Neruda Foundation is " the red "for 5 years if the Union and ensuring come before the Internal Revenue stating that they are in" the red "means the Neruda Foundation should go broke five years ago, or are stealing a huge amount of money.
MC. - The union organized a strike in July 2010? ES. - In July 2010 we were about to go on strike, the first legal strike Workers Union Neruda Foundation started on Monday January 7, 2013.
MC. - Why have reached an agreement in July 2010? ES. - Our demands were minimal, at least we got something. Now Neruda Foundation aims to close the houses from Monday to Friday to dismiss most of the workers, and thus prevent children and pre-university students come, they just want to open houses for tourists Neruda Europeans, Asians and Americans want to turn museums into something very sophisticated. Fernando Sáez-executive director, is gay, I have nothing against homosexuals, but Sáez hired a team of "psychologists" analyzes and harass us all the time, Sáez beautiful children steal the money from the Foundation with the approval of Juan Agustín Figueroa.
MC. - You still working at the carpenter Rafael Neruda Foundation Plaza?, I ask because I learned that repressed "Rafita" to withdraw his plea on the alleged murder of Record Neruda ... ES. - Rafita has 87 years, now accompanied us on our first day of the strike, arrived at 9 and left at 1 pm, was several hours, even on television will, I requested to interview Rafita is a significant vote for the union. A Rafita not fired Neruda Foundation drifted apart slightly retract, was revenge for Juan Agustín Figueroa, Rafita kept isolated. Mario, what you have to tell how Manuel Araya is a persona non grata in the Neruda Foundation, but Manuel arrives at Isla Negra and talk with me. A Rafita despise him because he recanted because Neruda was well confirmed in September 1973, Rafita has told the local press that Neruda weighed 110 kilos in September 1973, which contradicts the thesis of cancer cachexia.
MC. - You Neruda stated in the case, I found that the complaint was against the alleged killing of Neruda, who invited him to testify?, Did it change your mind after a year of research? ES. - I asked when was the last time I talked with Neruda, I stated that I visited in July 1973 to thank him a letter of recommendation that I wrote in green ink-signed by Neruda-I got that job, I saw good health, with good countenance, not found in the terminal stage of prostate cancer. After my statement before the Judicial Investigation Police visited me Judge Mario Carroza.
MC. - So you do not object to exhume Neruda? ES. - I'm glad you know the truth, we are not judges, but the people have the right: Neruda was murdered; happened to Eduardo Frei, with Jose Toha, with General Bachelet. I fully support Manuel Araya, a Rafita and Rosita Nunez-nurse-Neruda, Judge Mario Carroza was interested in knowing what I remembered from my friendship with Neruda, but are important testimonies of Manuel Araya and Rosita Nunez.
MC. - What story have tour guides on the alleged murder of Neruda?, I ask because in "The Chascona" I said they recommended an article by George Edwards ... ES. - Few guidelines in July there will be a mass layoff, we know, will replace the audio guides for appliances 45 minutes. The guides are not unionized previous guidelines to tell an official version of Neruda's death. In Isla Negra guides will have fond Manuel Araya, the haters are the directors Manuel: Aida Figueroa, Juan Agustín Figueroa and Fernando Sáez. The Neruda Foundation we may require us to read the official communicate denying Manuel Araya, for us the Foundation reported lack credibility, after reading the court record, we realized that: 1.) - Matilde Urrutia said in Spain that Neruda did not die of cancer, 2). - Rosita Nunez stated that Matilde Urrutia Neruda suspected murdered by injection, and 3.) - It was demonstrated that Manuel Araya was arrested on September 23, 1973, the day he killed Neruda at Clinica Santa Maria. Missing exhumation to solve the murder of Neruda.
MC. - I am convinced that Judge Mario Carroza request to exhume Neruda ... ES. - I know you do order the exhumation, missing few errands, I have met with the judge and the police commissioner of Investigation (PDI), he told me to be exhumed. So I do not know what will happen if the tests yield the presence of poison, Neruda Foundation never offered a public apology to Manuel Araya, are used to being dictators, the Board of Directors of the Neruda Foundation are "renewed socialist" Concertación.
MC. - The summer of 1975, Matilde Urrutia Rosita Nunez confessed he suspected that Neruda was murdered with a shot, do you know Neruda nurse? ES. - Sorry to be self-referential, but I asked the investigative police to interview Rosita Nunez, nobody knew how to reach her, I met Rosita child, I spoke by phone with Rosita to receive the PDI and the judge Mario Chariot, initially Neruda nurse refused to declare his age.
MC. - We closed the conversation, in the book "The double murder of Neruda" (2012) published the Statutes of the Foundation Cantalao, what history is about Neruda's last wish? ES. - Neruda was very confident with Dr. Bulnes-neighbor-Isla Negra, his son Raul Bulnes-the architect knew exactly what he meant Cantalao but betrayed his father's friendship with Neruda. All Chileans know who Juan Agustín Figueroa-22-Supreme Court, retains a power hard to bend, Figueroa got the legal personality of the Neruda Foundation during the dictatorship of Pinochet, was the family attorney of Matilde Urrutia, if Neruda had not died in September 1973, his illness was not to die so soon, in order perfectly had left a will, but Matilde changed everything, appointed "heir" to Juan Agustín Figueroa for life, like Pinochet, both received a reward for his services: the designated lifetime. Juan Agustín Figueroa is a block of ice impossible to defeat, he played with the legacy of Neruda, gives the same deterioration of Neruda's houses, it does not matter if he suffer the Mapuche-Terrorism Act applied first in Chile-he makes and breaks the legacy of Neruda, nobody wants to Juan Agustín Figueroa scoundrel.
MC. - Finally, what is the next step in the Neruda Foundation Union? ES. - With Maria Eugenia Zamudio, former director of the Museum of Isla Negra, talked about the possibility of challenging the legal status of the Neruda Foundation, will present the idea to the lawyer Rodolfo Reyes-direct nephew Neruda, resort to five prestigious Chilean lawyers to Neruda Foundation remove the usurper Juan Agustín Figueroa.