If America defaults on its debt this week, it won't be the first economic superpower to do so. Imperial Spain was a chronic defaulter in the 16th and 17th centuries, and this helped lead to its downfall.
A man in Portugal started a petition to turn a song by the Lisbon-based band Deolinda into the country's new national anthem. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the petition leader ï¿½ and the band's lead singer.
Fado is the music of Portugal and the center of the scene is the capital - Lisbon. One of the rising stars on the fado scene Portugal's capital is 27-year-old singer Carminho. Marco Werman tells us more.
Buraka Som Sistema has been creating a unique take on Angolan kuduro music. The group's sound initially struck a chord with Lisbon's young clubgoers, and ever since they've been heating up dance floors around the globe. Reporter Mirissa Neff has more.