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Corona Beer Maker Says Drought-Stricken Mexico Supports Its Brewery

  • Company is working with government on plant in Veracruz state
  • New brewery has ‘ample water supply,’ Corona brewer says
Signage for Grupo Modelo Corona brand beer outside the company's brewery in Mexico City.

Signage for Grupo Modelo Corona brand beer outside the company's brewery in Mexico City.

Photographer: Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg
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Constellation Brands Inc. said it has the support of the Mexican government for its existing brewery and expansion plans in Mexico. 

The company, which sells Corona and Modelo beer in the US, was responding to concerns that it could be barred from using water in the country’s arid north. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the Mexican government “have expressed full support for our existing brewery operating plans in Mexico,” the company said in an emailed statement. Those plans include construction of a plant in Veracruz state, along the Gulf coast.