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    Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can drive vital debate on disability and development

Ecuador’s election of the Global South’s first wheelchair-using president can drive vital debate on disability and development

For the international disability community, Lenín Moreno’s presidency has the potential to cement the future of what disability and development means, not only in Ecuador, but also in other developing countries around the world, write Terhas Clark and Alejandra Carvajal.

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    Investor-state disputes in Ecuador and Argentina show how citizens shape international investment law

Investor-state disputes in Ecuador and Argentina show how citizens shape international investment law

By motivating infringements of International Investment Agreements, shaping approaches to investor-state disputes, and politicising governments’ wider postures, citizens have played an important role in shaping international investment law, writes Julia Calvert.

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    From unions to social movements, political dynamics in South America have long been driven by waves of incorporation

From unions to social movements, political dynamics in South America have long been driven by waves of incorporation

The idea of a “Left Turn” or a “Pink Tide” tells us little about the rise and fall of left-wing parties today or throughout Latin America’s history.  Though the actors and arenas vary over time, the key lies in understanding successive waves of demands for incorporation from poorer segments of society, argues Federico M. Rossi.

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    Odebrecht in the Amazon: comparing responses to corruption in Latin America

Odebrecht in the Amazon: comparing responses to corruption in Latin America

The Odebrecht scandal reveals not only the extent of corruption in public contracts and elections in Latin America, but also the widely varying capacity and inclination of different political systems to respond, writes Kathryn Hochstetler.

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    South America’s moves to liberalise irregular migration are in stark contrast to the policies of Europe

South America’s moves to liberalise irregular migration are in stark contrast to the policies of Europe

In light of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, what lessons can Europe learn from other countries’ attempts to deal with irregular migration?