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Colombia mayors restrict World Cup merrymaking

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 27, 2014 at 1:53 pm •  Published: June 27, 2014
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Bans on liquor sales — and curfews for minors — will be back in place in several major Colombian cities for Saturday's big World Cup contest. And some mayors are adding new restrictions.

Only a few big cities are allowing alcohol sales for the 24 hours around Colombia's match against Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro in the tournament's first knockout round.

Mayors credit the dry law measures with helping to reduce vandalism and celebration-related deaths. At least one is now adding temporary bans on motorcycles.

But the controls don't sit well with many merchants. The president of Colombia's National Federation of Retailers estimates $15 million in lost liquor and beer sales.


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