Pedro Servin of the Associated Press is reporting that Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Cesar Oviedo has been killed in a helicopter crash, authorities said Sunday. Oviedo was returning from a political rally in Northern Paraguay when the helicopter encountered bad weather. Oviedo, his bodyguard and the helicopter pilot were killed in the crash.
Oviedo had a dramatic political career that included coups and repeated attempts to lead Paraguay – a 6.5 million-person country. Defense Minister Maria Liz Garcia said she traveled to the scene Sunday with Oviedo’s daughter, congresswoman Fabiola Oviedo, and confirmed that the helicopter “disintegrated.”
Lino Oviedo was running in April’s elections as leader of Paraguay’s third-largest opposition party, the National Union of Ethical Citizens. He was 69.
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