Inside the Americas

The end of the FARC?

Colombia's FARC rebels have been at war with the government for nearly five decades but they suffered a major loss this week when their leader, Alfonso Cano, was shot dead by the army. Also, as the presidential elections draw nearer in the US, Barack Obama courts the black vote, but is it enough to get him re-elected? Finally, war veterans join the movement against corporate greed but protests turn violent in Oakland, California.