Rescued Chilean Miner’s Mistress Speaks Out

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It's the tragic story everyone's been talking about: 33 miners were trapped 2,300 feet below the earth's surface in a mine located in the northern Chilean city of Copiapo, 500 miles north of Santiago. As if that's bad enough, they've were down there since August 5th. This story is sad as it is terrifying, and it is debatable whether it's caused more grief for the miners themselves or for those they've left on the surface. Since the moment the mine caved in 69 days ago, the women and families of the trapped men have been spending their days hoping and praying for a good outcome, but no one ever suspected that one of them would end up feeling more betrayed than relieved upon the rescue of her husband.

Marta Salinas, the spouse of miner Yonni Barrios Rojas, discovered her husband's mistress during a vigil for the miners. Marta and Rojas have been married for 20 years! Rojas was the 21st miner saved Tuesday, but his wife was not there to greet him. 

Continue reading Marta's upsetting story.

Read more on the Chilean mine:

First Miners Rescued

First 15 Miners Saved

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