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The Chilean Miners Go Hollywood

By Paige, Nicaragua, August 2011

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On August 5, 2010, deep in the Atacama Desert, the San José copper mine in Copiapó collapsed. It was assumed that all those trapped inside had perished, until a drill bit sent Quixotically into the deep came back up emblazoned with the now famous note, “We are well in the refuge, The 33.”

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Chile Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Chile. Photo courtesy of Alex Ibañez, Chilean Presidential Press Office. 

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