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GW student abroad in Chile shares country’s joy

This post was written by Hatchet Reporter Ashley Larkin

While the world watched the triumphant rescue of 33 Chilean miners from nearly half a mile below ground, junior Ali Lozano was watching, too—but from a closer vantage point.

Lozano has been studying abroad in Santiago, Chile this semester—about 15 hours south of Copiapó, the site of the mine.

“People were yelling, crying, waving flags,” on the day of rescue, Lozano said.

She watched the events unfold through a live feed broadcast through CNN’s website while studying for midterms.

“My Facebook news feed was exploding with both Chilean and American statuses of ‘Chi Chi Chi, Le Le Le, VIVA CHILE!’” Lozano said.

Calling the miners’ rescue a “community-uniting event,” Lozano said she feels enormously bonded to the country.

“My host family has been talking about the miners since the first day they were trapped. Their rescue has simply been an event of national pride,” she said.

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