Constellation Brands has agreed to build a large brewery in southeastern Mexico, with an investment of about $1.3 billion. This comes almost two-years after the beverage maker had a dispute with the Mexican government.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Constellation and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador are expected to announce the plan to build the new brewery as soon as this week.
In early 2020, Constellation had to close its almost finished $1.4 billion brewery in the city of Mexicali.
The Mexican government acted after local residents voted against the project, on allegations that the factory would use excessive water and hurt local farmers.
Constellation told the Journal that negotiations with the Mexican government "have been productive and remain ongoing."