Luis Castañeda

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Óscar Luis Castañeda Lossio (June 21, 1945 – January 12, 2022) was a Peruvian politician and lawyer. He was Mayor of Lima from 2003 to 2010. He became Mayor of Lima again in 2015, for a term that lasted until 2018. He ran for President of Peru twice, in the 2000 and 2011. Castañeda was born in Chiclayo, Peru.

Castañeda was an Independent from 2020 until his death. Before, he was a member of the National Solidarity, the party he founded in 1998. He was the party's president from its founding until he resigned in 2020.

He was under investigation in 2019 for alleged corruption as people accused him of taking bribes while he was Lima's mayor.[1] On February 14, 2020, he was ordered 24 months of preventive detention.

Castañeda died on January 12, 2022 at a hospital in Lima from cardiopulmonary arrest, aged 76.[2]

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  1. "Luis Castañeda Lossio: Lo que se sabe sobre la investigación al exalcalde".
  2. Luis Castañeda Lossio: Médico personal de exalcalde confirmó causa de su muerte (in Spanish)