As I lurk, comment and write, I am watching live on live BBC World, the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped in a mine for sixty nine days. It is cold, there are fires burning in the desert camp and families are; trying to keep warm as they wait. Yes the authorities and rescue teams have spoken of the difficulties of the rescue but the story dominating the news is that of one man: Yonni Barrios. I don't know if he knows yet, but above ground:
Trapped Chilean Miner's Wife And Mistress Meet
One of the trapped Chilean miners is in no rush to be rescued -- because both his wife and his longtime mistress will be waiting for him when he finally sees the light of day, according to a New York Post report. Neither woman was aware of the other's existence until they met at a candlelight vigil for the miners,The Sun newspaper of Britain reported.Yonni Barrios' wife, Marta Salinas, was shocked to hear another woman shouting her husband's name at the gathering held to support the 33 men who are trapped 2,300 feet underground, the paper said.They compared notes and figured out that they both had been shafted.
Officials said the miners aren't likely to be rescued before Christmas.Despite feeling "horrified" about her husband's cheating ways, Salinas, 56, has told friends she still plans to welcome Barrios, 50, back with open arms once he's freed, the paper said."Barrios is my husband. He loves me and I am his devoted wife," she said.But she's not the only one who feels that way.Susana Valenzuela, who's been his mistress for five years, insists she'll always be his soul mate.