Legendary writer Gabriel García Márquez put Latin America and magic realism on the literary map with his influential novels. From style to content, he is beloved by writers and readers around the globe.
The NSA ha ignited a firestorm over its extensive spying on friends and allies alike, but it's clear the US is far from alone. Also, a new study finds billions of planets in the Milky Way that might be like Earth, and a former US president says he almost punched out a foreign leader. All this and more, in today's Global Scan.
We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.
An international panel that examined anti-drug policies around the globe declared today that the war on drugs has failed. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with one of the panel members, the former president of Colombia, César Gaviria.
HSBC and Standard Chartered are together paying over two billion dollars to the US government, to avoid charges of money laundering on a massive scale, and violating sanctions against countries like Iran.