Andrés Jiménez, Colombia's chief financial prosecutor, announced that at least 19 prominent Colombian business people have now been arrested or indicted for their potential involvement in the money-laundering scandal which rocked the world back in 2015.
Up to 230 flights have already been cancelled, affecting nearly 22,000 passengers, in the Avianca pilot strike. 702 pilots demand increased wages – they want to earn the same as pilots in other countries – and better working conditions.
The government has stepped in after tensions deepened on both sides of the Avianca pilot strike. The case will now go to arbitration as the country’s biggest airline have failed to reach an agreement with the striking pilots.