Thursday, November 17, 2011

Daily Headlines: November 17, 2011

* Brazil: Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shaved his hair and trademark beard ahead of his next round of treatments to combat throat cancer.

* U.S.: Police in California seized an estimated fourteen tons of marijuana in a cross-border tunnel allegedly used by Mexican drug smugglers.

* Panama: Former strongman Manuel Noriega is one step closer to being extradited to his homeland where he awaits trial.

* Mexico: A statement from the Committee to Protect Journalists expressed “deep concern” over the whereabouts of two Mexican journalists who have gone missing since Monday.

Video Source – YouTube user band

Online Sources- BBC News, MSNBC, Monsters and Critics, Committee to Protect Journalists

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