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Dry law in effect this weekend for Cancun, Riviera Maya

Cancun, Q.R. — Due to the upcoming elections, the government of Mexico has announced the implementation of the dry law, which will be in effect this weekend.

The dry law will affect all establishments except tourist areas that serve food. La Secretaría de Finanzas y Planeación says that as of midnight Saturday June 1, a prohibition for the sale of alcohol will be in effect due to the June 2 political elections.

The dry law is based on article 310 of the Law on Electoral Institutions and Procedures and Article 10 of the Law on the Sale and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages.

The Mexican Electoral Law establishes that during electoral days, authorities of each state may establish measures to limit the hours of service in which alcohol is served and/or sold. Authorities say they will be monitoring businesses that sell alcohol to ensure everyone complies with the rules.