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