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Survivor of 1972 Andean Plane Crash Advises Chilean Miners How to Adapt After Rescue

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not many people can understand the ordeal that the 33 men trapped in the San Jose mine in northern Chile have experienced since the collapse of a tunnel on August 5. Eduardo Strauch may be one of the few who has some notion of what they've gone through, and what remains in store for them.

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Rescue of Chilean Miners Continues

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We continue our coverage of the rescue effort underway in Chile this morning. After two months, miners who have been trapped underground since August are being pulled to safety.

Mario Gomez, the oldest miner at age 63, is the most recent to be freed. Gomez suffers from silicosis, and had lost three fingers in a previous mining accident. He appears to be in good condition.

Currently, the rescue capsule is on its way back down into the mine to collect the tenth miner. Valeria Perasso, the BBC's Southern Cone correspondent, is at the San Jose mine and joins us again for the latest.

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Chileans React to Miners' Rescue

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We last spoke to Daniel Vergara, a 25 year old resident of Sanitago, after the disastrous earthquake that shook Chile in February. At the time, Daniel's nation was devastated. Today, they're celebrating, though, riveted by the rescue of the miners who have been trapped since August. We speak to Daniel about the mood in the streets of Santiago this morning. 

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Story of Families and Rescuers of Chilean Miners

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

For more than two months, 33 Chilean miners have been living 2,000 feet beneath the earth's surface. Today they are emerging one by one from the mine, back into the sunlight. The world they're stepping into is very different to the one they last saw on that ordinary working day in August. Through audio gathered by our partner, the BBC, we listen to the voices of family members and rescuers.

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Rescue Begins in Chile to Bring 33 Miners to Surface

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What started as a possible human tragedy is ending this morning as the story of triumph and perseverance. Eight of the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped beneath the ground for the last two months have been hoisted to safety. All of the remaining miners are expected to be freed by tomorrow.

Claudio Yanez, 34, is the most recent miner to be freed. His girlfriend, Cristina Nunez, was there waiting for him and asked him to marry her.

 

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Trapped Chilean Miners May Soon See Light of Day

Monday, October 11, 2010

The 33 Chilean gold miners who have been trapped underground since August 5 may be rescued as soon as Wednesday, according to the country's mining minister, Laurence Golborne.

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Drills Could Reach Trapped Chilean Miners by Saturday

Friday, October 08, 2010

It's been over two months since a mine collapse trapped 33 Chilean gold miners deep underground in Copiapo, Chile, but the rescue effort may reach a breakthrough soon. Authorities say the closest of three separate rescue shafts currently being drilled down is 300 feet from the men. Rescuers predict that the drill will break through sometime Saturday morning. However, the moment so many have been waiting for is also the most dangerous part of the rescue.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Currency wars, Chile's miners and Amsterdam's cafés

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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Features

Chile Pepper Fiesta Brings Fire Breathers to Brooklyn

Friday, October 01, 2010

Chile pepper lovers unite this Saturday as the 18th annual Chile Pepper Fiesta comes to Brooklyn. It's a party to celebrate the chile pepper and the nations that love them.

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In Chilean Mine, What's on Your (Underground) iPod?

Friday, September 24, 2010

After seven weeks, thirty-three Chilean miners remain trapped underground in a partially collapsed gold mine. To help pass the time while waiting for rescue, authorities are sending various items down a 3.19-inch-wide supply line. Supplies range from food and water to magazines, Bibles, short stories, journals... and recently, an iPod with a variety of music.

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Chilean Rapper Ana Tijoux, the Newest Face of Latina Hip-Hop

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux sees herself as a musician first, and a rapper, second. The combination of clear homage to the kings and queens of soul, hip-hop and funk come through in her music, and sets a backdrop to her smooth style. Tijoux was born in France, after her parents fled Chile during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

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What Was The "Restoring Honor" Rally All About?; Concussions in Children and Adolescents; More on Income Inequality; Eliza Griswold on "The Tenth Parallel"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Examining Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., and what it means for American politics; exploring the relationship between New York City's Muslim community and the NYPD since 9/11; a look ahead to what'll be making the news this week; the danger of concussions in children and adolescents; a continuing look into the possible link between income inequality and financial crises; examining whether the Tea Party is taking a religious turn; more on the Chilean miners, and being trapped with your co-workers; Mexico to begin discussing the legalization of Marijuana in the wake of ongoing drug-related violence; journalist Eliza Griswold talks about her new book "The Tenth Parallel."

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Chilean Miners Remain Trapped; How Would You Survive Underground?

Monday, August 30, 2010

It is still unclear when the 33 Chilean miners trapped 700 meters below ground will be rescued. The Chilean mining minister says it will before Christmas, a shorter timeline than originally anticipated. The group received its first solid food from the surface today: ham sandwiches. Even if the miners are trapped for 60 days, rather than the previously announced 120 days, it is still a very long time to be trapped in a confined space with the same people. We've been asking our listeners: What would happen if you were trapped underground with your coworkers?

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Trapped in the Dark: Chilean Miners Live Through Nightmare Scenario

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The 33 Chilean miners still trapped underground will need to stay mentally strong - and stay physically thin. Chile's health minister says the escape tunnel being drilled for the miners will prevent the passage of anyone with a waist size bigger than 35 inches. In the meantime, soap, clothes, games and food packages are being sent down to the men.

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Chilean Miners Face Long Wait for Rescue

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

33 miners remain trapped more than 2,000 feet below ground at the San Jose copper and gold mine in Copiapo, Chile. 

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WQXR News

Powerful New Aftershocks Strike Chile

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Magnitude 6.9 tremor strikes as new president is being sworn in.

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This Week's Agenda: Iraqi Elections, Biden in the Middle East, Financial Reform

Monday, March 08, 2010

In this week's agenda, Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times, and Jonathan Marcus, BBC diplomatic correspondent, look at what to expect this week. They'll look at the aftermath of Iraq's national elections, Vice President Biden's visit to the Middle East, and the latest news on financial reform.

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WQXR News

Clinton Pledges Aid to Chile

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says there aren't any plans to send U.S. troops to Chile to help keep order or distribute aid.

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Chile Earthquake: An Update from the Region

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Over 700 lay dead and over two million have been left homeless after the weekend's 8.8 earthquake rocked Chile. Pascale Bonnefoy, correspondent for The Global Post in Chile has an update from Santiago, and says that many of the homeless are staying with relatives or they are on the streets trying to protect their property from vandals and looters.

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Updates from the Ground in Chile

Monday, March 01, 2010

Saturday's earthquake struck Chile with a force that was 500 times more powerful than the quake that hit Haiti last month, and set off a tsunami that destroyed villages up the coast. Millions of Chileans were displaced, and there are reports of gas, food and water shortages as people scramble to meet their needs.

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