Spain

Global Scan

Nicaraguans are told to eat lizards — because of a drought

Nicaragua is suffering under a terrible drought, which is reducing food stocks and raising food prices. That's made it increasingly difficult for Nicaraguans to have an adequate diet. So government officials are encouraging Nicaraguans to raise and eat lizards. Meanwhile, if you've seen a popup ad recently, the man behind them wants you to know he's sorry. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Sports

Hoops Hype website

Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.

Politics

Spain's plan to lower unemployment

Spain has the highest jobless rate in Europe. And just how is the government proposing to deal with it? By floating a controversial plan to eliminate visas for foreign workers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.

Politics

Spain's bailout plan

Spain's construction industry has been hit hard by the country's economic downtown. Now the socialist government there has unveiled a 15-billion dollar economic rescue plan to help get people back on the payroll.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Bebe

In our Global Hit today is from a Spanish singer who was thought to be a flash in the pan after her successful first recording. But as The World's Marco Werman tells us, some pop stars work better when they take the time to create.