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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Juan Peron's Body To Get DNA Test In Paternity Case

An appeals court in Argentina has ruled that DNA be extracted from the corpse of former president Juan Peron to investigate a woman's claim that he is her biological father, a court official said. The order came in the 12-year-old case of Martha Holgado, 71, who in 1993 claimed that her mother, Cecilia Demarchi, had a secret relationship with the three-time president while he was married to his first wife, Aurelia Tizon. The appeals court rejected a move by Peron's third wife, Maria Estela 'Isabel' Martinez, to block a lower court's order that a DNA sample be obtained for analysis. Peron was president from 1946 to 1955 and then from 1973 to his death in 1974. Peron is believed to have left behind a multi-million-dollar fortune. Source.  (AFP) For the complete story, please click here (last visited November 16, 2005, reo).

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