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El Salvador: McDonald's in El Salvador

Tim Muth documents a December court judgement which rewarded a McDonald's franchisee $24 million in damages from the “Golden Arches,” noting that “some will view it as a sign that El Salvador's legal system is not ready to protect the rights of foreign investors. Others will view it as a story of a successful fight against a rapacious multinational corporation.” Commenters say that the San Salvador-based McDonalds was famously bad.

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