Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Daily Headlines: September 3, 2013

* Cuba: “You're never too old to chase your dreams,” exclaimed sixty-four-year old Diana Nyad on Monday after she became the first person to complete the 110-mile swim from Cuba to the U.S. without a shark cage.

* Argentina: A biographical film on the life of Pope Francis entitled “A Priest’s Tale” is reportedly being planned in the pontiff’s native Argentina.

* Venezuela: Finance Minister Nelson Merentes said that even though “the government…has had social achievements” the Venezuelan economy still has “structural problems” and needs to be reformed. 

* Mexico: Authorities in Mexico have allegedly detained Alberto Carrillo Fuentes, the suspected head of the New Juarez drug gang who was nicknamed “Ugly Betty.”

Video Source – YouTube via Associated Press

Online Sources- USA TODAY; BBC News; Variety; CNN

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