Skip to comments.Wal-Mart Wins Battle for Store Near Mexico Pyramids
Posted on 11/04/2004 8:05:54 PM PST by Westlander
TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Bargain-hungry shoppers flocked to a new Wal-Mart-owned store half a mile from ancient Mexican pyramids on Thursday, ending a bitter fight by opponents who said U.S.-style consumerism would mar the ruins.
"This is progress," said shopper Jesus Cabrera, who like many neighbors welcomed the store for the low prices and jobs it brings. "People need the well-being of their families more than they need culture."
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How about a pyramid shaped walmart? The best of both worlds.
I think they're closing in on the concept.
Monday's can be human sacrifice day to appease the gods. (in aisle 87)
The Aztecs. Another proud, beautiful, and hopelessly cruel, dysfunctional and brutal people, brought to heel by the evil capitalists. And the peasants rejoice. Wal Mart is a much more appeasable god. And Wal-Mart doesn't stick it's tongue out at them...
I would be interested in seeing a pic of this area and see why it's ok to put up a bunch of small places in the area and not get a store that may have items that the local community can use. My guess that the other stores may be more tourist oriented...
It's okay. All the Mexicans have to do to stop it is break the mirror in the TV section of the store.
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Now all that they need is a Home Depot and an AutoZone.
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