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Coca Cola reopens southern Mexico distribution plant

March 10, 2015

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s largest Coca Cola bottler has reopened a distribution plant that it had closed in the southern state of Guerrero after protesters seized trucks, merchandise and company employees.

Coca Cola Femsa said in a statement that distribution was resuming from the facility in Chilpancingo, the state capital.

Two company employees were briefly seized in February by protesters demanding the release of colleagues detained for robbing merchandise from Coca Cola trucks.

The anti-government protesters and the employees were quickly released.

The company said late Monday that it would strengthen security procedures and review the situation in the region.

In August, the company closed a distribution plant in another part of Guerrero after receiving threats and seeing attackers burn four delivery trucks in an area known for gang battles.

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