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Bariloche Wal-Mart Referendum Passes

August 31st, 2009 Posted in business, politics

Written by Jamie

For better or worse, yesterday’s vote to allow or deny Wal-Mart from opening a store in Bariloche was a landslide yes for the corporation to break ground.

According to Bariloche2000, 85% voted in favor of allowing the store. It will be called ChangoMas, since it will be smaller than a typical Wal-Mart.

In other news, Cerro Catedral, never needing an excuse to not open their lifts, delayed their opening yesterday so that their employees could vote. This created quite a quilombo at the ski resort yesterday.

The opposition had been concerned that many jobs and small businesses will be lost. The advocates believe the new superstore will create more jobs as well as keep prices down.

Wal Mart Neuquen_1

It will be interesting to see how the big franchise integrates with a small city in Patagonia.

  1. 15 Responses to “Bariloche Wal-Mart Referendum Passes”

  2. By Flavia on Sep 4, 2009

    Wait and see…
    Esperemos que salga algo bueno

    Abrazos

    Flavia

  3. By Carlos on Sep 21, 2009

    Lo que va a salir va a ser mas de lo mismo. Pura mierda imperialista.

  4. By Linda Mendoza Hughes on Sep 6, 2010

    Es un pecado que va llegar Walmart a Bariloche. Yo soy del E.U. y conozco este negocio muy bien. Le van a quitar mucho trabajo a la gente de Bariloche y se van a tener que cerrar muchas tiendas porque ellos estan alli. Asi ha pasado en el E.U. Son horribles….son groceros y es una gran lastima que los han permitido abrir en Patagonia….van a ver que tan feo se va poner por la parte de ellos. Tambien no tratan a sus empleos bien….los tratan como mierda……que lastima

  5. By Patagonia on Sep 6, 2010

    Hola Linda,

    Gracias por su comentario.

    Saludos, Jamie

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