Great to use as a sub plan, classroom lesson or as a homework assignment. Students research 3 current events from the Spanish-speaking world and summarize them. Can be easily adapted to any level-having students answer completely in Spanish or only using Spanish whenever possible (depending on the proficiency level). For class the next day I've also had students share their article with the class, describing it in Spanish, English or a mix of the two.
There is also an opportunity for students to draw or use images from the internet to describe the event, which is a great way to incorporate student choice.