Simon van Woerden

Simon van Woerden

I'm a New York City based freelance reporter and consultant, interested in development journalism and journalism development.

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Americas Quarterly

Argentina and the IMF

Last Friday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board of Governors voted to censure Argentina for failing to revise its widely-disputed inflation data. Censure by the IMF is historic for a G20 member and doesn't bode well for the South-American nation.

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Media Law Reform Pits Argentine Executive Branch Against Judiciary

After a massive demonstration on November 8, Argentines planned to take to the streets again Thursday night to protest the enforcement of a new media law scheduled to go into full effect today.

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Argentine Anti-Government Protests | Americas Quarterly

Tens of thousands of Argentines took to the streets nationwide and in smaller groups around the globe last Thursday to protest the government of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Here's why.