View Full Version : Chavez shuts down MacDonalds!

Oct 10th, 2008, 04:38 PM
Go on yersel Hugo!!!:thumbsup::D

Venezuela's government has shut all branches of restaurant chain McDonald's for 48 hours, citing tax irregularities, officials have said.
The head of the country's tax agency, Jose David Cabello, said the chain had inconsistencies in its accounts.
The 115 branches in Venezuela were closed from Thursday to Saturday.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is a fierce US critic and last month was at the heart of tit-for-tat US-Latin American diplomatic expulsions.
Oil battle
Since winning elections 10 years ago, Mr Chavez has increased taxes and often temporarily shuts firms accused of failing to pay.
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44740000/jpg/_44740786_40919330.jpg Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a fierce US critic

The government recently temporarily closed the offices of Pepsi, which is operated by a local consortium. Mr Chavez has also taken on US oil firms, nationalising their Venezuelan operations and pursuing a legal battle with Exxon Mobil.


Oct 10th, 2008, 04:48 PM
hehe, nice one :)

green woman
Oct 10th, 2008, 05:30 PM
This has made my day :D
Another McLibel?

Oct 10th, 2008, 06:05 PM
i wonder who america is going to invade next then ha ha ha

Oct 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM
You go Hugo! What a star.

Oct 10th, 2008, 06:27 PM
hehe I love it :D :D

Oct 10th, 2008, 06:54 PM
The spectre of Simon Bolívar hovers once again over Latin America!:D

Oct 11th, 2008, 02:03 AM
This guy just keeps on getting better :)

Oct 11th, 2008, 03:46 AM
i wonder who america is going to invade next then ha ha ha

ok, that makes me embarassed and sad to live in the US. but unfortunately...we, or at least the "leaders" of the country, deserve it.

btw, hopefully soon we will have someone in office that will ease these fears. **fingers crossed**

Oct 11th, 2008, 07:57 AM
I wonder how the 'credit crunch' is affecting Venezuela?
It's precisely this kinda thing of letting multinationals avoid paying tax that's left a huge shortfall in most of the 'developed' countries government pockets!

Oct 11th, 2008, 11:30 AM
Hugo's going to be "the bad man keeping up oil prices by reducing production" now I notice..
Hala Hugo!

Oct 13th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Wow, good news! Yay :)

Oct 13th, 2008, 03:09 AM
Thanks for posting that =] lol. It's always uplifting to hear/read good news.