COPIAPO, Chile (AP) - The Chilean miners began their unfamiliar new lives as national heroes Thursday and got a taste of what awaits them outside the hospital doors - a swarm of reporters, TV producers, publicity agents and even soccer teams all desperate for a piece of their story. A... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - miner after miner climbed into a cramped cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in history. As night fell, 29... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, their rescue moving with remarkable speed while their countrymen erupted in cheers and the world watched transfixed. Beginning at midnight and sometimes as quickly... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The first of 33 trapped miners is expected to be lifted to the surface late Tuesday after miraculously surviving more than two months below ground, Chile's Mining Minister Laurence Golborne. The minister announced the planned rescue at a news conference near the mine site,... more »
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The engineer leading Chilean rescue efforts says his team has successfully tested a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the miners are trapped. Andres Sougarett says the empty capsule descended 2,000 feet (610 meters), just 46 feet (14 meters) short of... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chile's new president toured New Orleans on
Sunday for a lesson on disaster relief, saying he hoped his
government would quickly approve a financial plan to begin that
country's recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
"We have come here to... more »
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken northern Chile. There are no immediate reports of victims or damage from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. Friday morning's temblor hit at 11:52 a.m. local time (10:52 p.m. EDT; 1452 GMT) Its epicenter... more »
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is urging citizens along the coast to move quickly to higher ground following five strongly felt aftershocks, including the biggest since last month's 8.8-magnitude temblor. Pinera Chile's congress also was evacuated moments after Pinera was sworn in Thursday as a precautionary measure.... more »
Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross.
The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal.
Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »