In August 2010 the world stopped breathing when a group of men employed as Chilean miners was trapped inside the San Jose Mine, nearly as deep as the tallest building on earth.
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For all of you hoping to see Jennifer Lopez test out her Chilean accent, we have a bit of bad news. Apparently the Tr3s fave
“People forget how much these men suffered,” Franklin said. "They were dying this collective death." "I asked the miners
As we near the one-year anniversary of the Chilean mine rescue, it's a good time to reflect on the lessons that event can teach Americans. Many of us are looking for a rescue of our own, from crisis after crisis. It's time for us to learn some lessons about leadership in the face of tremendous adversity - and from an apparently unlikely source.
A year ago, we were really united, and the president was very popular. Now, we are facing an intense movement of students fighting for better and less expensive education.
Less than a year after their captivating struggle to survive, the 33 miners who spent 69 days trapped underground in Chile
Parness' son, Evan, encouraged him as well. After hearing a report of California's devastating wildfires in 2003, Evan asked
Our grandparents and great-grandparents lived through a Great Depression with grit and resolve. Unlike many of today's citizenry, who have become a whiny group of rage-a-holics.
My South American trip is in full swing and, again and again, I've been struck by the way that Chile and Brazil, the two countries I'm visiting, have, on key issues, transcended the tired division between left and right the United States seems hopelessly mired in. Chile is led by a president from the right, Brazil by a president from the left. But both have gone beyond stereotypes and shibboleths in order to tackle hard problems. My first stop was Santiago, Chile, where I interviewed President Sebastián Piñera. Piñera is the third richest man in Chile; a former professor with a Ph.D. from Harvard; and the first right-wing president Chileans have elected in the two decades since Pinochet. So it's surprising to learn that his signature goal is the elimination of poverty. "By the end of the decade," he tells me, "we want to have closed the gap in income between rich and poor."
The saved Chilean miners are beginning to see offers that could make them rich, but one of these proposals is, given the