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More miners in Chile reach surface

Most of the 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months in northern Chile have been winched to the surface amid scenes of jubilation. Lisa Mullins talks with the BBC's Gideon Long at the site of the rescue operation.


Rescuers in Chile complete another step

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Gideon Long, who's at the mine where 33 miners have been trapped underground since early August. Rescuers successfully drilled a narrow bore hole from the surface down to where the men are.


Trapped miners in Chile

The BBC's Gideon Long has the latest on the rescue operation for the 33 miners trapped 2,300 feet below the earth's surface. At more than a month, the men have now been trapped underground longer than anyone on record.


Trapped Chilean miners get supplies

Miners trapped underground in Chile since August 5th have begun receiving glucose, rehydration tablets and medicine. Capsules containing the supplies were sent down a tube, which is the miners' only lifeline. We get an update from The BBC's Gideon Long.

Conflict & Justice

Chile's new president

The people of Chile voted for a right-wing president yesterday, for the first time since the removal of the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago about the way forward for Chile.