Chile: Miners in tussle with producers over royalties for moving about rescue

Posted on November 9, 2013 • Filed under: Chile, Latin America Mining

When 33 Chilean miners were hauled to the surface after 69 days trapped in a collapsed copper mine in 2010, more than a billion people around the world tuned in to watch as the rescue was broadcast live on television. It was inevitable, then, that the dramatic story would be made into a movie. But just weeks before filming is set to begin for a multimillion dollar Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen, the miners are locked in a bitter legal dispute over the contract in which they signed away their life rights. Read Article

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