Latest update: 17/11/2011
Brazil: retaking Rio's favelas
Brazil's police moves in to take back the favelas from the drug lords, two years ahead of the football World Cup. Also, Cuba overturns a 50-year ban on property sales - we look at the latest signs of reform under Raul Castro. Finally, with gaffes, scandals and roller-coaster approval ratings, the US Republican race is keeping us all entertained.