PURCHASE, N.Y. - MasterCard International pointed to more Latin American acceptance of its Maestro on-line debit card.

Supermercados Norte, the largest supermarket chain in Argentina, is now accepting Maestro is all of its 25 stores across the country.

Supermercados Carrefour, a French-owned supermarket chain, has also started accepting Maestro in its Argentina stores.

Argentina is one of the fastest-growing markets for Maestro acceptance, with 5,600 point of sale terminals, and 600,000 cards in circulation.

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