The Hospitals of Solidarity and the stairs in the cones of Lima are the most positive aspects of its management. He suffered a cardiac arrest.
Luis Castañeda Lossio, who was mayor of Lima three times and twice an unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of the Republic, died at dawn yesterday due to cardiac arrest at the age of 76.
10 days ago, Castañeda was operated on for a hip fracture at the Edgardo Rebagliati Hospital, of EsSalud; However, a complication in the early hours of Wednesday ended his life
The health of the Chiclayan politician had been very precarious for over a year. His son, Luis Castañeda Pardo, in February 2020, declared that his father had four interventions on the heart and suffered from inclusion body myositis, a progressive disease that causes inflammation, weakness, and muscle atrophy and has no cure.
Castañeda was mayor of Lima three times. His first two terms were between 2002 and 2010. The last between 2014 and 2018.
He stubbornly pursued the presidency of the republic but it was always elusive. His profile was not that of an intellectual politician. My polemicist was not a great speaker, but rather a manager not very inclined to speak. They called her El Mudo. Ironically, he was prosecuted for the “Comunicore” case.
The Hospitals of solidarity and the stairs in cones of Lima were the most positive aspects of his management.
Towards the end of his public life, he was charged with illicit enrichment and corruption.
Directors of the Brazilian firms Odebrecht and OAS revealed to the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office payments to Castañeda’s campaign for $ 75,000 and $ 100,000, charges for which he was taken to preventive detention in February 2020, an opinion revoked in March of that year for house arrest.