Spain asks for $100 billion bailout
Jun 09, 2012
"BRUSSELS/MADRID, June 9 (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers agreed on Saturday to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to shore up its teetering banks and Madrid said it would specify precisely how much it needs once independent audits report in just over a week."
Spain is the "S" in PIGS. They join Portugal, Ireland, and Greece in the need for bailouts. This bailout makes PIGS plural.
Dr. Stephen Jones