Chilean miners robbed in Costa Rica

December 8, 2010

The miners, Juan Illanes and Raúl Bustos, were visiting Costa Rica Dec. 6 to give motivational speeches at the Universidad Latina in the capital’s eastern San Pedro neighborhood when they were robbed. Thieves took their passports and laptops.

According to Sonia Cornejo, who helped coordinate the miners’ visit, the passports were found near the Hotel Palma Real and returned, but the laptops are still missing.

Illanes and Bustos were trapped underground with 31 other miners for 70 days. In October, viewers around the world watched as rescuers lifted them to safety one by one.

Despite the robbery, Cornejo said the rest of the pair’s visit to Costa Rica went well.

Next week, a larger group of the 33 miners will visit England to see a Manchester United soccer match, the BBC reported.

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