The Miner's Mistress
As if October's dramatic rescue of 33 Chilean miners wasn't riveting enough, the world was also treated to a love-triangle subplot worthy of a Telemundo soap opera. Miner Yonni Barrios had two women in his life, his wife and his mistress—a fact that became apparent when his mistress was caught calling out his name in grief at the mine site. It set the stage for drama: Which woman would greet Yonni should he escape from the ground unscathed, and if it was his mistress, would Yonni escape the wrath of his scorned spouse of 28 years? On Oct. 13, with the cameras rolling, the subterranean lothario finally emerged from the hole—and ran straight into the arms of his mistress. Barrios' wife took the high road and stayed home. "She's welcome to him," she told reporters.