April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s federal government granted Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB 200 permits and 2,000 contracts over a period of six years, El Universal reported.
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.
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