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Wal-Mart-Owned Store Opens Near Temple Site

From Times Wire Reports

A Wal-Mart-owned discount store quietly opened less than a mile from the ancient temples of Teotihuacan, Mexico, despite months of protests.

Demonstrators had held hunger strikes and blockades in an effort to stop the discount store, which bears the name of Wal-Mart subsidiary Bodega Aurrera. Many had said the building would spoil the view from the ruins, including the towering Pyramid of the Sun that is climbed by hundreds of tourists each day.

Yet no opponents were present as the store opened.


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