McDonald Fined $24 Million in El Salvador

After 14 years of litigation, the Supreme Court of Justice ruled in favor of Salvadoran company Servipronto.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The mercantile trial for contract noncompliance between Servipronto and McDonald's began in 1997.

"The case is not closed for McDonald's. The legal representative of the corporation, Carlos Castillo, confirmed that they will file an amparo remedy before the Constitutional Court", reported

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McDonald's El Salvador Will Appeal Ruling

September 2009

Carlos Castillo, lawyer of the Corporation, assured they will file an amparo action.

It will be filed before the Constitutional Court of the Supreme Court of Justice, in response to yesterday's ruling, which sentenced the corporation to pay $23.9 million to Salvadoran company Servipronto.

McDonald's Opens Restaurant in El Salvador

September 2009

The fast food chain inaugurated its eleventh restaurant in the country, located in Antiguo Cuscatlán.

Since September 9th, McDonald's franchise in El Salvador is operated by Guatemalan group McDonald's Mesoamérica.

"This will be McDonald's 11th restaurant in the country, and will increase its workforce to 500 employees. 4 additional restaurants will be opened next year", reports newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.

CEL’s Problems with Contractors

May 2012

The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River in El Salvador is generating recurring conflicts with international companies who they have contracted.

"The administration of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) is still creating expenses for Salvadorans both because of a lack of investment as well as the international arbitrations it has caused, for which it had to pay millions in compensation, and what is more, it is likely to continue to incur expenses in the 'conflict resolution'," according to an article

McDonald's expands in Panama

October 2008

The McDonald's restaurant chain will inaugurate four new restaurants this year and will increase their opening hours.

Two of the new branches, at Villa de Las Fuentes and at Brisas del Gol, have already opened.

Between 1.2 and 1.3 million dollars were invested in the opening of each new restaurant.

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