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After nearly two years, State Dept. responds to inquiry over alleged alcohol poisonings of US tourists

July 3, 2019 - from CNN:

"Nearly two years after receiving an inquiry from Senate Homeland Security Committee chairman Ron Johnson, the State Department is finally revealing details about its investigation into multiple deaths and illnesses that occurred shortly after Americans drank alcohol at Mexican resorts."

"The response, obtained by CNN, said that two bars were ultimately shut down by Mexican authorities after the State Department pressured them to inspect a number of establishments."

"In several of those cases, families have alleged that the victims became ill just after consuming alcohol, leading the FBI to look into whether tainted alcohol might be a factor there as well."

"The State Department pressured the Mexican government to inspect 30 bars, restaurants and hotels. Two bars -- including one that served Abbey and Austin Conner", people who have died - "have been shut down as s result. Raids were conducted by Mexican authorities that did end up finding "a significant amount of alcohol of 'undetermined origin'" and led to the identification of one supplier of questionably-sourced alcohol."

"Gary Davidson, an attorney for the family of Abbey Conner, continues to seek answers and compensation for the family's loss. 'There is basically homemade liquor down there, circulating in the community of hotels -- and a lot of the hotels are buying it,' he told CNN."

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