COPIAPO, Chile | The makeshift tent city at the entrance to the San Jose gold and copper mine houses relatives of the 33 miners trapped by a cave-in nearly half a mile underground. For more than a month, they have been enduring frigid nights while they keep vigil for their loved ones.
NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden, producer David Stephen, photographer Brian Gill, and editor Tim Smith have spent the last week in Chile’s Atacama Desert, reporting on the trapped miners. Watch their next report on Monday’s NewsHour, and in the meantime, view a slide show narrated by Bearden:
Tom Bearden reports on the trapped miners in Copiapo, Chile