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Today in Latin American History

Avianca Flight 203 Exploded Mid-flight Over Colombia in 1989

Avianca Flight 203 Exploded Mid-flight Over Colombia in 1989

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Today in Latin American history, Avianca Flight 203, exploded in mid-air over Colombia, 107 people were killed on board as well as 3 on the ground in 1989.

The Medellín Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack, Pablo Escobar planned the bombing, hoping it would kill presidential candidate for the 1990 elections César Gaviria Trujillo.

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