By the way, Ramiz hints at this in his interview, but the start of Aeropostal was anything but smooth. He bought those planes and their certificate out of Venezuelan bankruptcy proceedings with the help of US and Israeli investors who thought he was going to re-sell that planes. Ramiz, up until this point, was an airplane trader, not airline manager.
This caused an enormous amount of legal activity... his partners sued him, vice versa. Essentially, Ramiz couldn't enter Venezuela without threat of being jailed for a little over a year. He ran the airline from Miami via one of his advisors in CCS
, Saul Montejo.
It all got sorted out in the end, right when they started service to the US. All of this was filed publicly in the US docket system because the US entity that backed Ramiz, Aeron Holdings, and the Israeli's, who incorporated in Jersey, tried to block him and filed everything in a public docket to air some dirty luandry on the deal. Long, to be certain, but excellent reading.