Mexican City’s Residents Reject Constellation Brewery in Referendum

Residents in the border city of Mexicali voted against the completion of a $1.4 billion brewery owned by Constellation Brands Inc. on grounds that its intensive water consumption was detrimental for the community, a move that risks undermining foreign investment in Mexico as the country faces a deep economic contraction.

The administration of nationalist President Andrés Manuel López Obradororganized the public consultation on Saturday and Sunday. Farmers had complained that Constellation’s water-intensive plant threatened…

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