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BuzzFeed News conducted a 18-month investigation into how businesses around the world have used investor-state dispute settlements to intimidate nations and help executives dodge punishment for their crimes. Global financial firms have also used ISDS to make a lot of money at the expense of citizens and nations around the world. We sat down with BuzzFeed News investigative reporter Chris Hamby to hear more about what his team found. 

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