Inside the Americas

Morales takes coca leaf fight to UN meet

This week, Bolivia's president addressed the UN in a bid to overturn a ban on the chewing of coca leaves. Morales said he was not advocating the production of cocaine but rather wanted to protect the country’s cultural and medicinal heritage. In Mexico, being a journalist is a risky business. We meet the reporters learning to treat bullet wounds and deal with death threats. Finally we head to Ohio where we see firsthand the tragic consequences of the US housing meltdown.