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Wal-Mart de Mexico was an aggressive and creative corrupter, offering large payoffs to get what the law otherwise prohibited, an examination by The New York Times found.
Some reactions that I had about this article were that the corporate Walmart took steps in order to enforce their way into the new making of a Walmart store in Mexico. Some things I would ask would be are what regualtions would the Mexican people know to follow in realation to the fact that Walmart had broken rules in order to expand their monopoly.
Wal-Mart is sometimes considered to be the embodiment of globalization. Unfortunately, these things come at the cost of not only the quality of life of many people, but also at the cost of these people's culture itself. This is especially sad in Teotihuacon, where the tourism that is brought by the ruins helps support locals small businesses (their livelihood). As the article states, and which has been seen wherever a Wal-mart pops up, these small, local business get shut-out quickly. According to the evidence, it seems as though most of Wal-Mart de Mexico's stores were established through bribery. With such a huge corporation showing such sure signs of corruption, what else in Mexico is made possible through bribery?
Walmart is a huge, huge, huge corporation. Does anyone really think they wouldn't bribe tons of Mexican cities to change their maps to put their stores into place? With Walmart's calculations of how well their stores would do in the Mexican societies, why not? Although Walmart's sly business is shameful and corruptive, is it so hard to believe they did this?