Friday, December 5, 2008

The McDonald's Map of Morocco

National Public Radio ( NPR ) report on the "controversial" map of Morocco McDonald's put in Happy Meals. Here is the link. It would be nice to get a good article about the viewpoints of the people of the Western Sahara themselves on this subject.

McDonald's Happy Meal Map Redraws Morocco

Morning Edition, December 2, 2008 · A Moroccan subsidiary of McDonald's is apologizing for a map included with a toy in Happy Meals. A small map of Morocco did not include Western Sahara which Morocco annexed in 1975. The region was torn apart by a war and currently is under a UN-brokered ceasefire. Moroccans claim Western Sahara as their region, and when they saw it missing from the map they complained.

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