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This Mexican City Is So Dangerous That Coke Femsa Is Pulling Out

  • Bottler cites harassment of employees in Altamirano, Guerrero
  • Distribution facility employing 160 is closing down Friday
A worker loads a delivery truck with empty Coca-Cola bottles in Mexico City, Mexico.

A worker loads a delivery truck with empty Coca-Cola bottles in Mexico City, Mexico.

Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Altamirano in the southwestern state of Guerrero in Mexico is so dangerous that Coca-Cola Femsa is leaving.

Citing two months of harassment of workers by local criminal groups and the lack of an effective police response, the country’s largest bottler said it’s indefinitely closing its distribution operations there starting Friday, affecting about 160 jobs.