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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Several Years On, Los 33 Struggling

On October 13, 2010, the world collectively held its breath as 33 brave miners trapped for 69 days in a collapsed Chilean mine were painstakingly hauled to the surface one by one. However, after the news crews moved on, the miners, promised all manner of support at the time of their rescue, found themselves in many ways abandoned. It has been over three years, and the men have yet to see any compensation from the mine's owners. More than half never got the pensions they were promised. A civil suit against the mine owners is still pending, but in the meantime, the miners are struggling to cope. More...
mangezi
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 1:24:39 AM

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It's an uncivilized nature of mine owners, always mining both the mineral and people's welfare with care.
Christine
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 8:00:47 AM
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No compensation

In August 2013, a prosecutor closed an investigation into the mine collapse saying there were no grounds to prosecute the owners.

NOT FAIR!!
Marguerite
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 10:01:33 AM

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How is it possible that a Chilean court found the owners of the mine not at fault: there wasn't two exits as prescribed by law--isn't that fault enough. I would like to see the owner of the mine and the judge put in the mine for as long as the miners were trapped and see how they react after coming to the surface.
GreenBanana
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 11:30:10 AM

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Well maybe they shouldn't have hired the American educational system to rescue them.
Guto André
Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 3:29:25 PM

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I remembered this like if it was today. Bored the fact of the mines struggling till now for his rights.
Professor
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 1:28:59 AM

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I can only think of one thing more frightening then to be trapped below ground in pitch darkness waiting to die! Thank you miners for the job you do.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 10:06:17 AM
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No surprise that the court sided with big business, while the working class who's labor built big profits got the shaft.


Governments and big business are remarkably similar institutions.
Gayle48
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 8:09:56 PM
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@GreenBanana...What?
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