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Chile mine rescue completed; last miner is hoisted to safety SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE - A saga that had gripped the world for more than two months ended happily Wednesday night as the last of 33 miners who had been trapped under 2,000 feet of rock in northern Chile was pulled to the surface.
Washington Post | Oct 14, 2010 12:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Chilean miners to begin emerging tonight SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - After 68 days deep in a dank, hot purgatory, the first of 33 trapped miners was expected to be hoisted to freedom Tuesday night, ending a dramatic life-and-death struggle that has mesmerized much of the world.
Washington Post | Oct 12, 2010 10:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chileans see mine rescue as a rebirth for the country SAN JOSE MINE, CHILE - They are trapped more than 2,000 feet under the earth, their only link to life above a narrow tube used for food and water. But the 33 miners whose saga has captivated the world for 67 days have received bottles of shampoo and were
Washington Post | Oct 12, 2010 06:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chavez fails to reach critical two-thirds majority in Venezuelan assembly Voters in Venezuela stopped President Hugo Chavez from obtaining the two-thirds majority the populist leader said he needed in the National Assembly to effortlessly continue his transformation of Venezuela into a socialist state.
Washington Post | Sep 28, 2010 2:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Colombian rebel leader reportedly killed in military strike The legendary military strategist of Colombia's largest rebel group has been killed in a military strike, a development that President Juan Manuel Santos called Thursday the biggest blow against a guerrilla organization in the rebels' 46-year war with the
Washington Post | Sep 24, 2010 03:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As rescue nears, trapped Chilean miners prepare to deal with media spotlight IN SANTIAGO, CHILE The 33 men who have been trapped in a Chilean mine for the past six weeks are preparing for a new odyssey: confronting sudden celebrity.
Washington Post | Sep 23, 2010 02:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Leftist Venezuelan politician Henri Falcon challenges Chavez's authority BARQUISIMETO, VENEZUELA - The most popular politician in this tidy city plunges into the crowds, handing out small loans to small businesses and pledging to build new homes.
Washington Post | Sep 22, 2010 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chilean rescuers optimistic that trapped miners to be freed sooner than thought SANTIAGO, CHILE - Chilean rescuers are growing increasingly optimistic about pulling the 33 trapped miners out far sooner than originally estimated, and with drilling quickly advancing on three narrow escape chutes, they raced Tuesday to decide on a desig
Washington Post | Sep 22, 2010 02:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazil quickly becoming a player in the global economy With an expansionary push in recent years among entrepreneurs, Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the more important investors in Latin America and is making its presence felt as far away as the United States, Africa and Europe.
Washington Post | Sep 21, 2010 07:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Letter from Argentina: Country legalizes same-sex marriage, and couples make big plans BUENOS AIRES - Sergio Donoso is gay and says he loves feathers. So on this day, in Andrea Pipkin's party favors shop, he draped a white feather boa around his neck, donning plastic neon sunglasses and a goofy silver topped hat.
Washington Post | Sep 12, 2010 02:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend