Argentina: Women will now collect welfare money

Associated Press
Argentina: Women will now collect welfare money

In this June 12, 2013 photo, Andrea Nerone, center, sits with her daughters Malena, right, and Candela at their home during an interview in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Nerone lost her home and later was denied welfare to support her family after her husband abandoned her and their four children late last year. The welfare payments were cut off when the government determined that the children’s father was employed and thus able to support them, but the family was no longer in contact with him and he wasn’t giving them any money. A decree recently issued by Argentina’s female president could help keep other women like Nerone from falling into similar dire straits if their partners leave. President Cristina Fernandez has made a key change: From now on, mothers will collect welfare payments instead of fathers. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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