Conservatives likely to retake power in Paraguay

FILES - In this combination of two photographs are presidential candidates Efrain Alegre, of the Liberal Party, campaigning in Asuncion, Paraguay, on April 18, 2013, top photo, and in the bottom photo is Horacio Cartes, of the Colorado Party, campaigning in Capiata, Paraguay on April 5, 2013. Paraguay will hold general elections on April 21. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, Files)ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay is poised to elect as its new president a conservative candidate from the party that backed strongman Alfredo Stroessner during 35 years of iron rule, returning the executive branch to the wealthy interests that have traditionally dominated this poor South American nation despite the election of a leftist ex-bishop in 2008.