What a sad sad day.<br>Progression my arse, this is just bullcrap made in China fking with indigenous landmarks! Surely the security will be costing a HUGE penny.<br><br>LAME.<br><br>TEOTIHUACAN, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. retail powerhouse Wal-Mart refused on Wednesday to halt construction of a discount store in the shadow of ancient Mexican pyramids, despite local opposition that has sparked a hunger strike.<br><br>Construction of the Bodega Aurrera, a unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. issued a brief statement, making clear it would open the outlet as planned.<br><br>"This represents the chance to continue investing, generating jobs and economic development," Wal-Mart said.<br><br>Last week, three protesters launched a hunger strike to stop the project. They represent a group of Teotihuacan residents who say the outpost of U.S. consumer culture will mar the ruins, kill local enterprise and change the local way of life.<br><br>Their fight echoes opposition to Wal-Mart in the United States, where activists have fought, sometimes successfully, to block construction by the world's biggest retailer. In Mexico, the battle has taken on spiritual and patriotic tones.<br><br>"We want to awaken Mexican nationalism and put it before private interests," Emmanuel D'Herrera, 56, one of the three fasting protesters, said this week at an indigenous ceremony with incense and drums outside the ruins.<br><br>Activists and some opposition leaders back his cause, but local authorities and many neighbors want the store for the jobs, investment and low prices it will bring to Mexico State, which rings the capital and is home to the ruins.<br><br>Over the weekend, State Gov. Arturo Montiel, who is positioning himself to run for president in 2006, told reporters he would seek to relocate the store to protect the ruins.<br><br>On Wednesday, however, state officials backtracked, saying it was too late to stop construction and that Wal-Mart has met all legal requirements to build there.<br><br>"With everything in order from the legal point of view, we would be breaking the law if we held back the project," said Manuel Cadena, a senior state government official.<br><br>Wal-Mart is building the store in an archeological buffer zone around the ruins, where residents say many relics remain buried. A small altar discovered at the construction site will be preserved under a glass dome in the store parking lot.<br><br>The brouhaha has focused attention on the haphazard development of Teotihuacan. Hundreds of businesses have sprouted in the area. The landscape is marked by a bright yellow Elektra electronics store sign and a broken Coca-Cola billboard. <br><br>L A M E.<br><br>[color:red]!sevaS trA</font color=red>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>A small altar discovered at the construction site will be preserved under a glass dome in the Walmart store parking lot. <p><hr></blockquote><p> Well that is convenient for the Walmart parking lot campers. They never have to drag their fat asses out of their Winnebagos to see all there is to see in Mexico.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>luciferase is a four nineteener
Suuuuure they will, packing heat due to angry natives I presume, yeehaw and such with the cocaine cowboy mentality, woops they're on Prozak now my bad.<br>I see your point on the nomadic fat arse campers theory, I've witnessed this BS sight.<br>Guess the injustice system is working for the NWO etc...<br>Sad. Sad how it implodes and drags the innocent w/it.<br><br>[color:red]!sevaS trA</font color=red>
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