Chileans all over the world followed the miner’s drama. In their embassy in Madrid some of the 60,000 registered Chilean expatriates in Spain gathered to watch events alongside their ambassador.
“It is very exciting, I am delighted to see how they are being rescued. As we are here, we are living it more intensely,” said one guest in the embassy.
It is the same story on the other side of the world – in Tokyo where the entire Chilean embassy staff has been glued to the television since yesterday.
They have also been cheered by the many messages of support they have been receiving from Japanese citizens.