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NEWS: SEVERAL YEARS ON, LOS 33 STRUGGLING


Several Years On, Los 33 Struggling

Digital representation of the note sent by the...

Digital representation of the note sent by the miners (English: “We are well in the shelter, the 33”) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On October 13, 2010, the world collectively held its breath as 33 brave miners trapped for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine were painstakingly hauled to the surface one by one. However, after the news crews moved on, the miners, promised all manner of support at the time of their rescue, found themselves in many ways abandoned. It has been over three years, and the men have yet to see any compensation from the mine’s owners. More than half never got thepensions they were promised. A civil suit against the mine owners is still pending, but in the meantime, the miners are struggling to cope. More…Discuss

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