Two Chilean Miners Killed in Accidental Blast
Two Chilean Miners Killed in Accidental Blast
By Mariela Rosario | 11/09/2010 - 08:50

Two miners were killed and a third critically injured when an accidental explosion ripped through a copper and gold mine in Chile—not far from where the heroic rescue of 33 Chilean miners occurred just weeks ago.

The miners were working in a new mine called Los Reyes, just 30 miles away from Copiapo. The San Jose mine where the 33 were saved is on the outskirts of Copiapo.


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Cheating Chilean Miner Offered $100,000 to Be Spokesman For Website
Cheating Chilean Miner Offered $100,000 to Be Spokesman For Website
By Mariela Rosario | 10/21/2010 - 15:23

Ashleymadison.com, a website specializing in promoting marital infidelity recently offered rescued Chilean miner Yonni Barrios $100,000 to become their new spokesman.

Barrios first gained attention when it was discovered that both his wife, Marta Salinas and his mistress,Susana Valenzuela were camped outside the collapsed mine awaiting his release.


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POLL: Should the Chilean Miners be Paid for their Stories?
POLL: Should the Chilean Miners be Paid for their Stories?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/18/2010 - 11:48

The Chilean miners have faced intense media scrutiny since their rescue last week, and for some of them, the relentless press attention is more frightening than the 69 days they suffered underground.

Intimate details of the miner's ordeal have yet to emerge, with the men saying they signed a pact of secrecy about their entrapment and subsequent rescue. While leaving a special Mass held for the men outside of the San Jose mine on Sunday, rescued miner Omar Reygadas, 56 told reporters, "I've had nightmares these days. But the worst nightmare is all of you."


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Lost & Found: 5 Heroic Stories of Survival in Latin America
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/15/2010 - 11:35

The Chilean miners’ inspiring story of heroic survival and rescue is undoubtedly one for the ages. But Latin America has long captured worldwide attention for dramatic events—whether massive natural or manmade disasters and daring rescues—before. Here are some of the most enduring stories.


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Natalie Morales on the Trapped Chilean Miners: "They should be free by October 15th"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 14:30

Natalie Morales recently returned from Chile, where she spent time with the friends and families of the trapped miners. She talked to Latina.com about the experience of the women who have been waiting for their men to be rescued and shared some insight into the makeshift community that they have built.

When asked what was the most notable characteristic of the women, Morales described “Their resilience, their spirit, their courage."


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Shakira's Presidential Performance
Shakira's Presidential Performance
By Jazmin Perez | 09/23/2010 - 08:34

Shakira put on a big show in New York city this week for a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Front and center at the concert were Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, who are in town for the United Nations General Assembly. The Presidents took pictures with fans as they were escorted to their respective seats by Secret Service. Shakira personally thanked them both from the stage for coming to see her.


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Trapped Chilean Miner Proposes to Girlfriend
Trapped Chilean Miner Proposes to Girlfriend
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 15:11

Chilean miner Esteban Rojas—who has been trapped underground since the mine he was working in collapsed on August 5th—may have just won himself the honor of delivering the most dramatic proposal ever.

As family members of the trapped miners gathered around to see their loved ones on video and speak to them for the first time since the accident, Rojas, 44, took the opportunity to send a note to his sweetheart Jessica Ganiez, 43 that read: "When I get out, let’s buy the dress and we’ll get married."


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Trapped Miners in Chile Release Video
Video Released of Trapped Miners in Chile
By Elayne Fluker | 08/27/2010 - 12:05

33 Chilean miners, who have been trapped in a refuge for 21 days since the access pass to the mine was blocked off by fallen rock, showed the power of the human spirit when video of them was released today by the Chile Ministry of Mining. In the video, which was originally 45 minutes and aired on Chilean television, the miners give a tour of their tight quarters, thank everyone who is working to free them—even giving a round of applause, send messages to their loved ones and sang the Chilean national anthem.


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Beto Cuevas and His Superstar Friends Sing for Chile
By Grace Bastidas | 05/04/2010 - 16:20

Another tremor shook Chile this past weekend, just two months after the country was hit by an earthquake that killed about 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages.


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