This post is prompted by a recent posting from AlexD,Esq., who commented on the fine quality of Argentinian food (I concur, incidentally). My question is why one sees the ubiquitous golden arches everywhere in Buenos Aires. Why does Argentina need McDonald's and Burger King -- these symbols of American economic imperialism? They must be selling some of their egregious burgers; they can't be thriving off the sales of ice cream alone. Why do Portenos go for this junk food, which poisons both body and mind? Why does a populist government tolerate this? For that matter, why aren't Coca-Cola and Pepsi booted out as well?