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Oscar Castillo

Oscar Anibal Castillo (born 18 January 1954) is an Argentine Radical Civic Union (UCR) politician, currently a Senator for the Civic and Social Front of Catamarca and a former governor of that province. He is the son of Arnoldo Castillo, a leading figure in the UCR.

Castillo was born in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. He studied at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral becoming a lawyer. He was active in student politics, serving as secretary of his faculty's student union and representing his university at the Federacion Universitaria de Buenos Aires in 1980. He was President of the UCR youth wing in Catamarca Province 1981-83.

Castillo served as a provincial deputy in Catamarca 1985-89 and was UCR-MPC block president. He was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for 1989-97 and was elected a senator in 1996. However, in 1999 he ran for and was elected governor of Catamarca, serving until 2003 when he was elected to the Senate.

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