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Comparing the Chilean Miners' Rescue to the BP Oil Spill

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"Watching the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners, though, I was struck by the similarity with the efforts to cap BP's runaway Macondo well in the...

A Major Miner Interruption

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

I'm angry. It's OK to be angry. In New York, there's a lot to be angry about, so why shouldn't I be angry? I say what's on my mind. If I offended anybody, I apologize. So here's my question: Why am I losing by 20 points?

How a Government Takeover Saved 33 Lives

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Heffernan

The private company that sent those men down thousands of feet to dig for copper and gold could not possibly have funded and organized the rescue operation. So it was taken over by the government of Chile.

Chile is More Than 33 Miners -- The February 2010 Quake & Tsunami

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

If Americans want to express their joy and admiration for Chile's heroic mine rescue, they can revisit Chile's current need for assistance to hundreds of thousands of quake and tsunami victims.

Chile Miners May Be Removed Next Week As Escape Shaft Nears Completion

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — Drillers neared the lower reaches of a gold and copper mine where 33 men have been trapped for more than two months, prep...

The Earthquake in the Mirror

Ariel Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ariel Dorfman

I speak to my sister-in-law in Santiago and she suddenly interrupts our conversation, telling me she has to hang up, está temblando, está temblando, it's trembling, again and again.

Chile's Presidential Election and Future of South American Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

It's easy to romanticize South America as being in the throes of dramatic political upheaval. The reality is that social movements, with the exception of Bolivia, are not powerful enough to change the fundamental structures of society.

Conservative Billionaire Sebastian Pinera Favored In Chile Presidential Run-Off

Reuters | Simon Gardner and Alonso Soto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANTIAGO (Reuters) -- Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera led Chile's presidential vote and is seen the favorite to win a run-off and lead a pol...