Argentina halts election campaign after body, thought to be missing activist, found

  • Body found at site where activist Santiago Maldonado was last seen
  • Major parties suspend campaigning before midterm elections on Sunday

Major parties running in Argentina’s midterm congressional election on Sunday have suspended their campaigns after a body, thought to be that of a young protester who went missing more than two months ago, was found in a river.

A government spokeswoman said President Mauricio Macri’s Cambiemos (Let’s Change) coalition would halt campaigning for the rest of the day after investigators on Tuesday discovered the body in the Chubut river in the country’s southern Patagonia region.

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