A U.S. senator from Wisconsin is urging the State Department to investigate reports of tainted or substandard alcohol at Mexican resorts.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported about travelers becoming sick after drinking alcohol at resorts south of the border, including a 20-year-old Wisconsin woman who died in January after being pulled from a resort pool.
The newspaper now reports that Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Wednesday sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Johnson urges the State Department to seek information from the Mexican government about the woman's death and other alleged incidents in which people became sick or incapacitated after drinking.
The State Department last month warned tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or illicit alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com