Susana Valenzuela, Yonni Barrios' Mistress

Susana Valenzuela is the lover or mistress of Yonni Barrios.  Barrios was one of the trapped miners in the Chilean mining accident of 2010.  He was rescued this week.

As the 21st miner pulled to safety after being stuck in a mine shaft for two months, there might be more than the usual bit of nervousness for 56-year-old Yonni Barrios. That's because the Chilean miner invited both his mistress and his wife to his rescue on Wednesday.

Yonni Barrios has been secretly dating Susana Valenzuela behind his wife's back. (From ABC News)
Each miner was allowed to invite up to three people. Barrios invited his wife of 28 years, Marta Salinas, his mistress, Susana Valenzuela, and his sister, Zulemy Barrios. While both Zulemy and Susana told news outlets they were planning to attend Yonni's rescue, Marta told reporters she had no intention of greeting Yonni after discovering his mistress during a vigil for the miners.

"He asked me to come, but it turns out he also invited the other woman and I have decency," said Salinas. "This is very clear: It's her or me."

Chilean miner Yonni Barrios' mistress, Susana Valenzuela. (From AP Photo)
Yonni Barrios emerged from the mine shaft at about 3:32 PM EST and appeared to be freshly shaven. He was greeted by Susana who kissed him on the cheek.

Yonni became known to the other miners as Dr. House. As the only one trapped in the mine with any medical training, rescuers on the surface relied on communication with Yonni for evaluations of the physical and mental well being of the other miners.


Photos of the Chilean Miners Being Rescued
Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
Florencio Avalos - the first of the 33 miners to be rescued.JOB REF: 12296 MPA. (Pacific Coast News)more pics »

  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
  • Miners in the Chile Atacama Desert Reach the Surface
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