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#Chilean Miners

# chilean-miners - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Five years and a film later, there is no Hollywood ending for the rescued Chilean miners

‘We have felt abandoned from the start’.

# chilean-miners - Thursday 29 May, 2014

From The42 Chilean miners' message to their World Cup hopefuls: 'impossible is nothing' World Cup

Chilean miners' message to their World Cup hopefuls: 'impossible is nothing'

Move over al Pacino, there’s a new inspirational speech in town.

# chilean-miners - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Gabriel Byrne signs on to play engineering hero in Chilean miners movie The 33

Gabriel Byrne signs on to play engineering hero in Chilean miners movie

The 33 is already filming in Colombia.

# chilean-miners - Friday 4 November, 2011

From The42 Subdued miner Pena returns to run New York City Marathon On Track

Subdued miner Pena returns to run New York City Marathon

“I’m very fortunate to have a team of therapists, and right now I feel pretty good,” said Chilean miner who earned the nickname, The Runner.

# chilean-miners - Thursday 4 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

Nearly a year on, where are 'Los 33' now?

Lawuits, unemployment and psychological problems blight the lives of the most famous miners in the world who have struggled with fame and life outside the Copiapo mine.

# chilean-miners - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Chilean copper miners' drama set for silver screen Chilean Miners

Chilean copper miners' drama set for silver screen

The story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped for ten weeks last year is to be made into a major Hollywood movie.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning: Cabinet’s final meeting before summer, five arrests in Ronan Kerr investigation, and the Chilean miners coming to the big screen.

# chilean-miners - Sunday 13 February, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know: Fine Gael still ahead in latest Red C poll; man killed in Derry crash; and new details emerge about the rescue of 33 Chilean miners last year.

# chilean-miners - Friday 21 January, 2011

Chilean mine collapse report blames owners

The mining accident which trapped 33 men below ground for 72 days has been blamed on poor regulation and inadequate safety measures.

# chilean-miners - Monday 27 December, 2010

2010 in review: August Review2010 This post contains videos

2010 in review: August

Authorities approve a mosque near Ground Zero, a Chilean mine collapses, and a Coventry woman puts a cat in a wheelie bin.

# chilean-miners - Wednesday 15 December, 2010

Facebook's Zuckerberg named Time's Person of the Year

A public campaign to have WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange given one of publishing’s highest honours ultimately falls short.

# chilean-miners - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

Marathon man: Chilean miner finishes 42km New York Marathon Chilean Miners This post contains videos

Marathon man: Chilean miner finishes 42km New York Marathon

Edison Peña – who trained by running up and down the tunnels at the San Jose mine – finishes in 5 hrs 40 mins.

# chilean-miners - Saturday 16 October, 2010

The 9 at 9: Saturday

The nine things you need to know by 9am.

# chilean-miners - Friday 15 October, 2010

10 more Chilean miners set to leave hospital

The 33 men are believed to have made a pact to divide earnings generated by media appearances and interviews.

# chilean-miners - Thursday 14 October, 2010

In pictures: the Chilean rescue, as it unfolded The Great Escape This post contains images

In pictures: the Chilean rescue, as it unfolded

The world feared they were dead – and will never forget how they lived. Relive the rescue in pictures.

One man, a mine, his wife and his lover

After his wife met his mistress at a vigil, Yonni Barrios might have been the only man who actually had a good reason to want to stay down the mine.

Timeline of a truly great escape The Great Escape This post contains videos

Timeline of a truly great escape

One by one, the stepped into the light. A minute-by-minute account of the how the rescue unfolded.

Seeing the light: 33 miners freed after ten-week torture The Great Escape

Seeing the light: 33 miners freed after ten-week torture

They scheduled 48 hours: it took only 25 to release the 33 miners and the six rescuers who went to help them.

# chilean-miners - Tuesday 12 October, 2010

Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best

Haircuts and heels: Miners' wives race to look their best

As the countdown to the rescue of 33 miners begins in Chile, the men’s partners start their own preparations…

# chilean-miners - Monday 11 October, 2010

Chile: what happens next?

The countdown to the rescue of the Chilean miners is finally underway. Here’s how the next 48 hours are likely to play out.

# chilean-miners - Sunday 3 October, 2010

From The Daily Edge Wife of trapped Chilean miner meets mistress at vigil In A Hole

Wife of trapped Chilean miner meets mistress at vigil

Stand-off begins as both wife and mistress announce they are waiting on Yonni Barrios to emerge from the mine.

# chilean-miners - Wednesday 15 September, 2010

First baby born to trapped Chilean miner Trapped Miners This post contains videos

First baby born to trapped Chilean miner

Some good news for miners trapped underground for 40 days.

# chilean-miners - Friday 27 August, 2010

CHILEAN AUTHORITIES HAVE released video footage of the 33 miners trapped in a mine for three weeks.

The miners sang the national anthem, joked with one another, and recorded messages for their families above them.

The video helped to relieve the fears of those waiting above ground when it was shown to them last night.

The miners recorded the following video for their friends and families waiting for their rescue:

Some of the miners give a tour of the makeshift refuge the 33 are crammed into:

We’ve organized everything really well down here,” one of the miners said, pointing to a corner reserved for medical supplies.

This is where we entertain ourselves, where we have a meeting every day, where we make plans. This is where we pray.

Authorities have warned the miners that it could take up to four months to rescue them, as they must drill a tunnel 688m deep, and wide enough for the men to pass through.

Families have been asked to stay positive in their communications to the miners, and Chilean authorities have asked NASA for advice on how best to keep the men in good mental health through their time in the mine.

Former astronaut Jerry Linenger, who was trapped on board the Mir space station for three months, said the most important thing was to be completely honest with the miners about the time involved in the rescue.

The family of one of the trapped men said it will sue the company which owns the mine, alleging the company was negligent in re-opening the mine after it was closed in 2007 following an accident. Chile’s mining service is also named on the lawsuit.

This ITN video contains English translations of some of the messages: