Last year, some Spanish farmers were shocked to find their tax bills increase by as much as 30 thousand percent. Some got rich as housing prices skyrocketed. Others are now faced with losing their land.
A series of forest fires continue to blaze in the mountains outside Madrid forcing thousands to flee their homes and creating a political firestorm. Firefighters say that budget cuts have made their job next to impossible.
Across Europe today, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest government spending cuts and rising unemployment. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the World's Gerry Hadden in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
In Spain, the possibility that nearly 50 years of terrorism may be over is causing shockwaves. Politicians of all stripes are claiming credit for the apparent demise of the Basque terrorist group known as ETA.