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While Asking For Government Bailout & Furloughing Thousands of Employees, Bankrupt Avianca Paid 7 “Insiders” Bonuses Of Over $10.3 Million USD

21 / 09 / 2020

Despite laying off thousands of employees, filing for bankruptcy, and asking the Colombian government for a $370 million USD bailout, FInance Colombia has learned that Avianca has paid bonuses of over $10 million USD to seven top Avianca executives. CEO Anko Van der Werff & CFO Adrian Neuhauser...

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Deliflor, Other Breeders Take Colombia’s Chrysanthemum Industry Events Online For 2020

19 / 09 / 2020

Deliflor held its 2020 open house in conjunction with Colombia Chrysanthemum week, taken online this year due to the Pandemic travel restrictions. Still, Colombia Chrysanthemum Week 2020 online had lots to offer buyers, importers, breeders, and every link in the floriculture supply chain....

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Gruesome Autopsy Report Shows How Colombian Police Killed Unarmed Law Student Javier Ordóñez

19 / 09 / 2020

“A high energy blunt abdominal trauma caused the right kidney to burst, causing severe bleeding in the abdominal cavity, leading to death,” in addition to a ruptured liver says the coroner’s report on the death of Javier Ordoñez, a Colombian law student who died at the hands of police....

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Colombia’s Transportation Ministry Investigates Viva Air Voucher Policy

18 / 09 / 2020

Colombia's Superintendent of Transportation is looking into complaints regarding the expiration date and use policy of some travel vouchers issued by Viva Air during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The airline says it is cooperating, and has already revised its redemption policy....

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Cartagena-Based US DEA Agent Guilty Of Stealing Over $9 Million USD In Drug Money

15 / 09 / 2020

US DEA Special Agent José Ismael Irizarry and his wife Nathalia Gomez Irizarry pled guilty to all charges in a mammoth scheme to steal government funds, drug proceeds and launder money. The Irizarrys apparently are related to the notorious Ambuila crime family of Cali, Colombia....

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