Chile miners have country rallying around hope of rescue

From the president to the produce vendors, Chile is rallying as rescue workers embark on what could be a months-long attempt to save 33 miners already trapped for 17 days in a copper mine.

The discovery Sunday that the men were still alive elated Chileans. Up and down the capital of Santiago, drivers honked their horns as news emerged over car radios that the men have been huddled in a 500-sq.-ft. refuge some 2,300 feet underground since rock collapsed around them on Aug. 5.


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