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  • Chile miners: Camp Hope saw an 'explosion of solidarity'

     
    The makeshift village known as Camp Hope that sprung up around the Chile miners rescue operation is choked with media trailers, satellite trucks and family members' tents. Sen. Baldo Prokurica said the camp has seen an "explosion of solidarity" among...
  • Chile miners: First retrieval could come before end of the day

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within hours via a metal rescue capsule. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...
  • Chile miners: Rescue workers expect to begin lifting trapped miners Tuesday

     
    Officials said that Tuesday, the 69th day underground for 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet down in a northern Chile mine, will see at least the first rescue via metal capsule, with the rest to be lifted to freedom over the next two days. Officials said all is...
  • Chile miners: Rescue capsule lowered nearly all the way down in test run at Chilean mine

     
    In a test run Monday, engineers succeeded in lowering a rescue capsule almost all the way down the 2,000-foot hole through which crews plan to lift 33 trapped miners, perhaps starting late Tuesday or early Wednesday, government officials said. Chilean...
  • Chile miners: Officials hopeful that first rescue will come within an hour

     
    Chilean officials said Tuesday afternoon that they hope the first of 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet underground for two months may be lifted to freedom within an hour. If all goes smoothly, all the miners should be freed during the next two days,...
  • Chile miners: The roster of the rescued at Chilean mine [UPDATED]

     
    The 33 miners trapped in Chile are being brought to the surface one at a time in a special capsule. They wore dark glasses to protect against the first bright light they had seen in 69 days. The first to be rescued are: 1. Florencio Avalos, 31, the...
  • Chile miners: The trapped men begin emerging to cheers, tears [UPDATED]

     
    The first of 33 gold and copper miners entombed half a mile below ground for more than two months were hauled into the frigid Chilean desert air early Wednesday morning, emerging from a cramped, life-saving haven and into the embrace of family members...
  • We're interested, guys, but not that interested

     
    If we do this properly we won't have to work for the rest of our lives.... trapped Chilean miner Yonni Barrios, 50, in a letter sent to his wife last week The reference is to plans/fantasies reported in the Telegraph......
  • Chile miners: Two trapped miners reach surface in Chile rescue [UPDATED]

     
    Chile mine rescue underway. The first of 33 trapped miners has made it to the surface in the Chile mine rescue....
  • Chile miners: Rescuers free men with determined efficiency

     
    Working with machine-like efficiency, Chilean rescuers continued freeing trapped miners Wednesday morning in an operation that was broadcast live to a world that had seldom felt smaller. Rescuers continued to pull, man by man, the 33 miners who had been...
  • Oakley donates $450 Radar sunglasses to rescued Chilean miners

     
    This just in from the Huffington Post: “The 33 trapped miners in Chile are being brought to the surface and immediately given sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sunlight. What kind of shades? The $450 Radar model by Oakley.” According...