* Cuba: Fidel Castro marks his 84th birthday after having made several recent public appearances and amidst a rumored rift with his brother/Cuban president Raul.
* Colombia: Investigators are examining who was behind a car bomb that was detonated near a major radio station in Bogotá.
* Argentina: Legislators approved a proposal that would ban mining and oil drilling on the country’s Arctic glaciers.
* U.S.: Congress officially passed a $600 million bill deigned to reinforce security along the Mexican border.
Image – ABC News (“Former Cuban President Fidel Castro waves upon his arrival for a special session of the Cuban Parliament, on August 7, 2010 in Havana.”)
Online Sources- Miami Herald, The Guardian, Reuters, Bloomberg