With Miners Rescued, Chile Looks Ahead to Future

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Relatives of miner Carlos Barrios react after he was brought to surface from the San Jose mine, near Copiapo, Chile, on October 13, 2010. (Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty)

Last night, the last of the 33 trapped miners in Chile was finally brought to the surface, after a record 69 days below ground. Rescue workers worked non-stop, pulling each miner out one-by-one.

Now that Chileans have the attention of the world, what's next for the South American nation?

Susan Kaufman Purcell, director for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami, and the co-author of "Chile: Prospects for Democracy," believes the relief effort has put the country in a modern competent light, before the world.


Susan Kaufman Purcell

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David J Fazekas

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