Mexico Gave Wal-Mart 200 Permits, 2000 Contracts, Universal Says
In 2009, the government re-zoned “forested land” in Playa del Carmen, a beach resort in the east of the country, to allow Wal-Mart to build a supermarket, the Mexico City-based newspaper said today on its website.
President Felipe Calderon said in Houston yesterday that he was “very indignant” about allegations Wal-Mart bribed local officials to speed its expansion in Mexico, El Universal said.
To contact the reporter on this story: Nacha Cattan in Mexico City at email@example.com.
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