Illicit alcohol deaths in Mexico

The Comisión Nacional contra las Adicciones (CONADIC) in Mexico has reported that over 200 people died from alcohol poisoning between May and July 2020. A recent increase in alcohol-related deaths has been linked to restrictions on legal alcohol purchases imposed to prevent COVID-19 transmission. A single batch of 97% alcohol made from sugar cane was associated with 21 deaths in Jalisco and Michoacán states.