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Paraguay investigators try to ID candidate's body

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm •  Published: February 4, 2013

His widow, 59-year-old Raquel Marin, will take over the political leadership of the party after Oviedo's funeral.

"She can't run as a candidate for any elected post," said Carmelo Benitez, a Mercosur trade bloc lawmaker representing the UNACE party, on local radio Monday.

"But she'll take the helm of the party in the electoral campaign to make Oviedo's dream come true: for Paraguay's poor to be happy."

The U.S.-made Robinson 44 helicopter crashed on a farm some 120 miles (200 kilometers) from the capital Asuncion.

The helicopter's satellite transmissions system sent a meteorological signal every two minutes, and Paraguayan authorities have requested the helicopter's U.S. makers for any data that can help with the probe, , said Carlos Fugarazzo, head of Paraguay's civil aviation authority.