• Costa Rica Real Estate

Ex-President of Airline Group TACA Found Dead

April 30, 2004

SAN SALVADOR – The former presidentof regional airline group TACA,Federico Bloch, was found dead Mondayin the interior of his vehicle on a road tothe town Nuevo Cuscatlán, 13 kilometerssouth of San Salvador, the companyannounced.Police authorities found Bloch’s bodyafter they were informed by citizens aboutthe incident around 2:30 a.m.Bloch, 50, had been shot twice, oncein the torso and once in the head, accordingto the National Civil Police (PNC).Ten days earlier, Bloch had resignedfrom his position as executive presidentof TACA, of which Costa Rican airlineLACSA became a part in 1997.The airline, based in the El Salvadorcapital, also includes Aviateca ofGuatemala and Aeronica of Nicaragua.In 2000, the company registered salesof $700 million.“It is a regrettable fact, (Bloch) wasan extraordinary person, he knew how todirect the TACA group very well when hewas executive president, and we cannotexplain how this could have happened,”TACA press director Claudia Arenas toldthe AFP wire service.Bloch cited personal motives for retiring.The interim president is the presidentof the company’s board of directors,Roberto Kriete.“(Bloch) wanted to dedicate himselfto his family, to have more time withthem. He was one of the shareholders ofthe group, but no longer formed part ofthe board,” Arenas explained.A police source told AFP the institutionhad opened “an intense investigation,” tofind those responsible for the crime.Bloch’s body was taken to theInstitute of Legal Medicine in the city ofSanta Tecla, 10 kilometers west of SanSalvador, for forensic recognition.In El Salvador, an average of eight murdersa day occur. With a population of 6.6million people, it is considered one of themost violent countries of Latin America.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
1704 views
Independence Day
1704 views

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence…

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
Costa Rica
40 views
Costa Rica
40 views

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 198 years of independence. It's…

Watch: Keylor Navas makes big save, posts clean sheet in PSG debut
Keylor Navas
146 views
Keylor Navas
146 views

Watch: Keylor Navas makes big save, posts clean sheet in PSG debut

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 14, 2019

Keylor Navas posted a clean sheet as part of an impressive debut with PSG on Saturday. The Costa Rican goalkeeper…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!