Wal-Mart At Teotihuacan Opens

A highly disputed Wal-Mart store opens within view of the pyramids of Teotihuacan.

Despite months of protest and questions about the symbolism of opening a Wal-Mart next to the pyramids of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, the store quietly opened Thursday.

Wal-Mart had refused to publicize a date for its opening, but news spread by word-of-mouth. The dispute in Teotihuacan – a town built next to the ruins of the 2,000-year-old metropolis – has illustrated how the allure of low prices and U.S. lifestyles often wins out in Mexico. ... Wal-Mart is now Mexico's biggest retailer after buying up numerous Mexican chains in recent years, including companies like Bodega Aurrera.

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Full Story: Despite months of protests, Wal-Mart-owned store opens near Mexico's pyramids


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