efe-epaBuenos Aires

The Argentinian government on Monday began the distribution of 560,000 food cards in the populous districts of Buenos Aires province, which houses the country's capital of the same name, in order to ensure the poorest sections of society have access to food.

These food cards, which can only be used to procure food and not withdraw money, were among the initial measures launched by the government led by Alberto Fernandez within days of assuming presidency on Dec. 10. Their nationwide distribution will take at least until March. EFE-EPA