The makers of Corona, the beer that made Cinco de Mayo a holiday, may have to move out of Mexicali over a water rights dispute:
Mexican Farmers Fight to Oust Border Brewery. Water-rights protesters invoke Trump in effort to get U.S.-owned plant out of Mexico (emphasis added),
Earlier this month, planters clogged the parking lot at the office of the governor of Baja California state with tractors, reapers and other farming equipment. They erected a banner demanding that Mr. Trump stop a large brewery being built here by Constellation Brands—the third-largest U.S. beer producer and the brewer of Corona, the best-selling beer in Mexico—much as they saw him forcing Carrier Corp. and Ford Motor Co. to back away from plans for new facilities in Mexico.
Constellation has begun construction on a $1.4-billion plant in Mexicali that the company says will provide 750 permanent jobs and is crucial to supply growing markets on the U.S. West Coast. None of the beer to be brewed in Mexicali is destined for the Mexican market.
“The government hasn’t spent one peso on improving the state’s irrigation systems but for this project, they’re spending 500 million pesos ($26 million), with most of the water destined for the Constellation Brands plant,” said Nancy Sánchez, who represent Baja California in Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies.
In other news,
They found a 120-foot-long escape tunnel found under Mexican prison
Prison officials in the northern Mexican state said more than two dozen inmates escaped through the underground passageway.. Twelve of the 29 escaped prisoners have been recaptured.
Three Mexican journalists have been murdered this month: Miroslava Breach Velducea, Cecilio Pineda Brito and Ricardo Monlui Cabrera. Monlui Cabrera’s son had been kidnapped and left for dead in 2010.