Friday, March 29, 2013

Daily Headlines: March 29, 2013

* Mexico: Weightlifter Soraya Jimenez, who despite suffering from numerous health problems became the first Mexican women to win an Olympic gold medal, died on Thursday at the age of 35.

* Latin America: Cuban programmers have created a video game that allows users to simulate the 1959 revolution, while British hackers attacked an Argentine video game that recreates Falklands War battles.  

* Brazil: Authorities announced that about $150 million will be invested in improving the safety measures of Brazil’s two nuclear power facilities.

* Chile: Hundreds of police officers in Santiago clashed with thousands of student demonstrators calling for educational reforms.

Video Source – YouTube via user NoticieroTVC

Online Sources- Reuters, Belfast Telegraph, LAHT, BBC News

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