In what is probably the good news story of the year so far, all 33 trapped Chilean miners were rescued yesterday in an operation that took 69 days and culminated in the extraction of rescuer Manuel Gonzalez. You can read a timeline of the rescue here, and see a video of the events here. President Sebastian Pinera, who visited the mine numerous times and greeted the rescued miners, has pledged for better mining safety. Since initial expectations were bleak, there couldn’t really have been a better outcome to this event.
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