Colombia: Some Cities Ban Alcohol until end of World Cup

Posted on June 26, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia reported the World Cup is certainly exciting, but you must admit there’s a fair amount of downtime between goals. You know what downtime is great for? Drinking. A lot. Copiously and in excess. As it turns out, that’s exactly what fans in Colombia (and certainly the U.S.) have been doing. As a result, Colombian police have said at least ten cities across the nation will be joining Bogota for a ban of alcohol sales for the remainder of the tournament.

The Colombian national team took first place in its World Cup group with three dominating performances and will be moving on to the next round. While this is certainly a reason to celebrate, the celebrations have taken an unfortunately violent form. After the 2-1 victory against Ivory Coast last week, shopping centers were vandalized, three officers were injured and about 30 young people were arrested. In all, there have been at least ten deaths and almost 14,000 violent events across Colombia during the World Cup. Many of these incidents involved alcohol. Read Article

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