On November 27, 1989, Avianca Flight 203 exploded minutes after taking off from El Dorado Airport bound for Cali. Its 107 occupants died. The aeronautical, judicial and FBI investigations concluded that it was a bomb ordered by Pablo Escobar to assassinate the candidate for the Presidency of Colombia, César Gaviria Trujillo. According to this hypothesis, two men in the service of the Medellín Cartel entered the explosive, but only one of them boarded the plane and activated the device in mid-flight. Why did Escobar never claim the attack as he used to? If alias "Popeye" and "Arete", the capo's lieutenants, incriminated themselves as responsible, why did the authorities not link them to the process? If there was evidence that Cesar Gaviria was never going to travel on flight 203, why was he not denied at the time? Why were no clues ever found from the alleged material authors? Or better yet, why did the remains of the alleged suicide never appear?
Author: Andrés Felipe Romero Madriñan