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#Venezuela’s Foreign Minister gets schooled by the Chilean Foreign Minister at the #OAS


#Venezuela’s Foreign Minister gets schooled by the Chilean Foreign Minister at the #OAS.

From June 2018, but as valid today as it was last summer.

Tells #Arreaza that given the way he speaks of the Organization of American States and to the Ambassadors & Diplomats present-with insults, personal attacks and disqualifications, and never listening to others-, shows how he perfectly represents the #Maduro government and its (mis)treatment of the citizens of Venezuela.

List of companies involved in the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners


List of companies involved in the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners

But this happened because the Chilean people, government and President were more interested in doing whatever it took, and accepted whatever would help from sources around their country and around the world.  They did not allow false nationalism nor internal politics nor special interests to stand in the way of their heartfelt national effort to retrieve their trapped brothers.  The Chileans organized the worldwide effort and made it work.
This displays true compassion, maturity and unity of purpose by the Chilean people and is what made the rescue successful.
List of American companies who contributed to the rescue of the Chilean miners.
Organizations from other lands were likewise involved.
The Chilean President was most gracious in recognizing all those who helped create the Chilean miracle. 

  • · Schramm Inc. Of West Chester, Pennsylvania built the drills and equipment used to reach the trapped miners. 
  • · Center Rock Company, also from Pennsylvania , built the drill bits used to reach the miners. 
  • · UPS, the US shipping company, delivered the 13-ton drilling equipment from Pennsylvania to Chile in less than 48 hours. 
  • · Crews from Layne Christensen Company of Wichita Kansas and its subsidiary Geotec Boyles Bros. Worked the drills and machinery to locate and reach the miners and then enlarge the holes to ultimately rescue them. 
  • · Jeff Hart of Denver Colorado was called off his job drilling water wells for the U.S. Army’s forward operating bases in Afghanistan to lead the drilling crew that reached the miners.
  • · Atlas Copco Construction Mining Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin provided consulting on how to make drilling equipment from different sources work together under differing pressure specifications.
· Aries Central California Video of Fresno California designed the special cameras that were lowered nearly a mile into the ground sending back video of the miners.
· Zephyr Technologies of Annapolis Maryland, made the remote monitors of vital signs that miners will wear during their ascent.
· NASA Engineers designed the ” Phoenix ” capsule that miners would be brought to the surface in, and provided medical consulting, special diets and spandex suits to maintain miners’ blood pressure as they’re brought back to the surface.
· Drilling Supply Co., Houston also involved.
  • Canadian-based Precision Drilling Corp. And South-African company Murray & Roberts, drilled  backup rescue shafts in case the American rig failed. Which fortunately did not happen.