Chilean Miners

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.
Two thousand feet belowground, men covered in soot noted a wailing rumble in the distance'the sound of many tons of rock
Let’s hope those conversations don’t last too much longer, because we’d love to see Los 33 on the big screen before the end
As far as we can tell, there were no major “creative differences” behind the split. According to her rep, commitments with
The movie rights have been sold, but on the one-year anniversary of their rescue, the 33 Chilean miners aren't feeling like
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. Their story is not only going to the big screen, but the extraordinary tale of 33 Chilean miners will
In a statement announcing the film, miner Juan Andrés Illanes, the third to be rescued, celebrated the move and promised
Let us teach our children about the valor of true heroes, whose strength of character and faith protect the memory of the past and inform the limitless potential of the future.
While attending the Wiesenthal Center's National Tribute Dinner, I was introduced to a man named Luis Urzua. You may not know the name, but you surely know his heroic story.
Springing to action, Parness loaded up a truck with supplies and toys and delivered them to the disaster stricken area. His
What if our most important endeavors, those that determine the direction of our country, dictate the quality of our relationships and define us as human beings, could be structured in such a way that everybody wins?
Several of the Chilean miners heroically rescued last October after more than two months trapped underground sat down for
When asked why he did such a thing he said, "I wanted god to see that I really wanted to live." Which is the definitive mantra
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."
For our inaugural Good Men of the Year list, we're not celebrating memorable personalities or newly-minted pop culture icons. This was a year of unprecedented challenges, and it cried out for good men.
(SANTIAGO, CHILE) A surprising number of the conservatives I've met here -- starting with President Piñera -- talk about the goal of eliminating poverty in their country by the end of the decade. The number of U.S. politicians -- including liberal ones -- eager to have that conversation has been dwindling, even as the number of Americans living below the poverty line has been growing (it's now 1 in 7). Piñera exudes a sense of urgency, as though there is not a moment to waste. His line of attack mirrors the approach he took with the trapped Chilean miners. His experts offered him three different strategies to try to get them out. Do all three at the same time, he ordered. "That," he told me, "is what I would do if it were my children in the mine." How different things might be here if our leaders took the same approach to the millions of Americans trapped by the economic crisis.
The saved Chilean miners are beginning to see offers that could make them rich, but one of these proposals is, given the