Chile has the biggest open-pit copper mines in the world, including Chuquicamata, located in the northern part of the Country. Chile is a long piece of land bathed by the clear blue waters of the Pacific Ocean on one side and embraced by the Andes Mountains on the other. It is a colorful country with loving friendly people, proud to be Chileans but not too proud to ask for help when it is needed.
That is what happened when 33 miners were found alive under 701 meters of rock after the San Jose mine they worked at collapsed, burying them alive. (more…)