Chilean Air Force allegedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on tourist trips during pandemic

Among those involved in the case is the company Turismo Cocha S.A., investigated for corruption in the past. Between July 2020 and now, the Air Force issued 311 purchase orders for almost US$250,000.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Air Force (FACH) is the focus of a new controversy after it was disclosed that it had paid tens of thousands of dollars to a travel agency during the pandemic.

The private party in the case is the company Turismo Cocha S.A., investigated for corruption in the past. The information was published by the Chilean media Interferencia, and reveals that since July 2020 the Logistic Command of the Chilean Air Force sent the agency around 311 purchase orders worth almost US$250,000.

Some 161 of these orders are said to have been . . .

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