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Jump-start a nation

Paraguay has been blighted by dictatorship, corruption and mismanagement. As the country goes to the polls will any candidate deliver real change? Many believe it’s now or never.

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A sea change in Portugal, Poland is on reputation watch, former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili eyes a political comeback in Ukraine and we meet Hisyar Ozsoy of the pro-Kurd Peoples’ Democratic party.

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Plante life

Montréal’s first woman mayor is using the city’s economic upswing to drive socially minded change. But only months into the job she’s found herself in storms of protest – and deep snow.

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Crowd pleaser

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has been caught in the verbal crossfire between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un – but quietly got his way and delivered a diplomatic triumph. And he still has time to watch TV with his cat…

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Game on

Obama’s right-hand man talks Trump and assesses the Democrats’ chances come 2020. Is he feeling hopeful?

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Reflective leader

Seoul’s mayor is a man who combines data analysis and participatory democracy as, bit by bit, he goes about giving his city a facelift. Park Won-soon tells us how it’s done.

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Ghosts of the past

Belgium has opened an impressive new embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But this soft-power flourish will struggle to repair relations with the old colonial master – especially when the DRC is set on a worrying…

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Reversal of fortune

The former Brazilian president was a phenomenon before his fall from grace. But with elections approaching, is there one more twist in the tale of Lula?

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High minded

Perched above the clouds, tiny San Marino has no airport or railway station but it does have 17 centuries of national history. With its bird’s-eye view of the world, its aloof attitude to foreign affairs is understandable…

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She who dares, wins

Digital innovation and streamlined services have made Estonia one of Europe’s most welcoming countries. Here the president discusses her nation’s winning streak – and its difficult neighbour.

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How do you do foreign affairs when nobody recognises your country? Plus: why the US is in the year of the infallible mayor.

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