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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Chile'S Government
"No" casts a darkly comic eye at an ad campaign that helped unseat Chile's entrenched military dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet. In 1988, Chile's government conducted a referendum on Pinochet's rule as means of placating allies and trading partners who were agitating for democratic change in the South American country. A "yes" vote meant eight more years of dictatorship; "no" meant multi-party elections.
Rescuers on Monday reinforced the hole drilled to bring 33 trapped miners to safety and then successfully lowered a rescue capsule nearly all the way down to where the men are trapped, showing the escape route works.