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On Sunday, government officials announced the death of Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, who was killed in a helicopter crash Saturday night after leaving a rally in northern Paraguay.
The New York Times reports the National Union of Ethical Citizens questioning whether Oviedo had been assassinated or not.
Aviation authorities in Paraguay said the helicopter crashed during the storm although the cause for the crash is still being determined. Oviedo, Oviedo’s bodyguard, and the pilot were killed during the crash according to The Associated Press.
Defense Minister Maria Liz Garcia said about the scene, “The aircraft ended up disintegrated and out of respect to the families of the victims, I won't release details about the cadavers.” She added, "one resident who lives near the accident scene said they heard a single explosion Saturday night.”
Oviedo was 69-years-old. He was running for the Presidential election as the leader of the third opposition party called National Union of Ethical Citizens.
Oviedo’s chances of winning the election was slim says The New York Times, however his children will continue to live up to his legacy. His nephew and both daughters work in government. Fabiola and Ariel work in Congress as deputies and Lino Sanchez is a senator.