It turns out that none of those permutations are going to happen, because Barrios's wife, Marta Salinas, is boycotting her philandering husband's rescue, which is expected to take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. today. You can't really blame her — Barrios requested that both of the women show up.
She told Chilean press she was boycotting today's rescue: “I am happy because he made it, it's a miracle of God. But I'm not going to see the rescue.
“He asked me to, but it turns out that he also asked the other lady, and I am a decent woman. Things are clear: it's her or me.
“I won't even watch it on TV. Besides, in phone conversations and in the letters he has sent me it's clear that he is fine, and that's enough for me.”
Nevertheless, if Barrios wants to have any chance of getting back with his wife, he should probably greet his mistress with a curt handshake. Not to tawdry up such a generally heartwarming occasion, but this is clearly the most compelling part of the rescue. We'll bring you video when it happens.
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