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The U.S. State Department issued recent warnings about tourists being sickened or worse by poisonous whiskeys. Many are homemade liquors where deadly wood alcohol is used as a cheap substitute for safe commercial brands. 

This time the incidents were reported to be at small cafés in Mexican Riviera cities on the nation’s west coast. Savvy senior travelers should be aware of the potential dangers, and confine alcohol drinking to name brands served in upscale hotels and restaurants.

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