Mexico could raise drinking age to 21

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Mexico could raise drinking age to 21

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YUMA, Ariz. (13 On Your Side) – Mexico's drinking age could soon be raised.

Health organizations are urging Mexican legislative leaders to propose a bill that would raise the legal drinking age from 18 to 21.

The Mexican Health Ministry says a new study shows nearly 12% of Mexicans suffer from alcoholism.

They say the study also shows the fastest growing population is young women.

However, business owners along the international border say increasing the drinking age will have an impact on American teens between the ages of 18 and 20, who cross the border to drink legally in Mexico.

Many bars and restaurants along the border rely on these young adults for business.

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