Bolivia: First McDonald-free Latin American Country. Or is it?

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McDonald’s has closed all of its “restaurant” franchises in Bolivia. They are now the first Latin American country to not have the artery tightening fast- food chain. Hold on one minute! Did we turn back time? Unless McDonald’s shut down time as well, I believe this happened already in 2002.

However, according to Hispanically Speaking News Bolivians were lining up to grab McDonald’s last hamburgers on Saturday.

McDonald’s served its last hamburgers in Bolivia Saturday at midnight, after announcing a global restructuring plan in which it would close its doors in seven countries with poor profit margins.

Andrew Grimm, from, vetoes the website’s allegations, stating that he suspects the article was a publicity stunt to promote the new 2011 documentary, “Por que quebró McDonald’s en Bolivia?” supposedly made by McDonalds. He also states:

There seems to be no evidence that the film was made by “the company’s Creative and Marketing staff,” but rather by Bolivians with an anti-globalization message.

Two articles were written by the BBC and USA Today in 2002, which sound very similar to the article written by Hispanically Speaking News. Also, the video posted below the article, only talks about the documentary and nothing about McDonald’s closing their doors just two days ago. Plus no other big publication is covering this “breaking news.”

Either HSN is eight years behind or they clearly and knowledgeably tricked us. But hey at least they have gotten some coverage for the documentary.

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Image Credit: Hispanically Speaking