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Peru Frees Nine Copper Miners Trapped Since April 5

April 11, 2012

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is surrounded by rescuers and press during a surprise visit to the base camp at the Cabeza de Negro copper mine, 1,300 meters above sea level in the Andes east of Ica, 325 km south of Lima, on April 10, 2012. Photographer: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is surrounded by rescuers and press during a surprise visit to the base camp at the Cabeza de Negro copper mine, 1,300 meters above sea level in the Andes east of Ica, 325 km south of Lima, on April 10, 2012. Photographer: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images

Peruvian rescue workers today freed nine copper miners trapped since April 5. President Ollanta Humala greeted the miners, who were unhurt, at the Cabeza de Negro mine south of Lima in a broadcast by Peruvian television Canal N.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alexander Emery in Lima at aemery1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tina Davis at tinadavis@bloomberg.net


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