"We are well in the refuge, the 33" said the message written in red ink which announced to the world exactly a year ago that the miners trapped for 17 days at a depth of more than 600 meters in a copper mine in northern Chile were alive.
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The rescue of the 33 Chilean miners has captured the attention of the world for several weeks. With just three days passed since the miners were saved, Hollywood has already begun deals to produce a motion picture on their heroic tale.
The letters sent by relatives of some of the Chilean workers trapped underground are being retained by authorities because of concerns about psychological impact. This is causing uncertainty and upsetting the miners.
President Piñera reviews the video captured by rescuers showing the face of one of the miners trapped for 17 days nearly 700 meters underground. The miner's father recognized him by the eyebrows, eyes and nose.