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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
By Christine Estevez | 06/09/2009 - 15:05
Colombian singer, activist and heartthrob Juanes continues to raise awareness about the precarious working conditions for miners in Tumaco, Colombia. Tumaco is a town mainly known for the numerous mine causalities that take place there. Juanes welcomed the U.S. ship USNS Comfort on Sunday as part of an emergency medical mission. The USNS Comfort is a floating hospital that will offer medical attention to more than 10,000 Colombians who desperately need the care but cannot afford it. The ship will remain in Tumaco until June 16.