Friday, June 21, 2024

The week in photos from Mexico: Acapulco to Tlalnepantla

Take a visual tour of Mexico — from a wake in Tlalnepantla to a beach in Playa del Carmen — with this selection of pictures from the week.

Mexico City

A person with a Palestinian flag in front of the Bellas Artes Palace in Mexico City
Jan. 13: People marched from the Angel of Independence to the Zócalo calling for an end to attacks on Palestinian civilians in Gaza in the war between Israel and Hamas. (MARIO JASSO/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Cuernavaca, Morelos

Sunset scene showing smoke rising from Popocatépetl
Jan. 14: Popcatépetl registered increased activity, and here a fumarole of ash is seen rising from the volcano at sunset. (MARGARITO PEREZ RETANA/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

Playa Punta Esmeralda in Quintana Roo
Jan. 15: Punta Esmeralda beach is one of Riviera Maya’s alluring destinations, particularly for visitors from the north in the winter season. (ELIZABETH RUIZ/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tlalnepantla, México state

A wake is held in México state for Samantha Gomes Fonseca
Jan. 16: Family and friends attend the wake of transgender activist and aspiring politician Samantha Gomes Fonseca, who was murdered on Jan. 14 in Xochimilco. (ROGELIO MORALES /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Mexico City

A priest blesses dogs in Mexico City
Jan. 17: A priest at the Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos parish church in Venustiano Carranza borough blesses pets brought in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot. (GALO CAÑAS/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Coast of Nayarit

Archaeologist working on a site in northwestern Nayarit
Jan. 17: As part of the development of a large-scale irrigation project, archaeologists with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have been working on excavating, recording and preserving ancient sites on Nayarit’s central coastline. (INAH/CUARTOSCURO.COM)

Tijuana, Baja California

A commemoration of murdered photojournalist Margarito Martínez
Jan. 17: Family, friends and colleagues of Margarito Martínez attend a commemorative mass to mark two years since his death. Martínez was a photojournalist and he was shot to death outside his home in Tijuana. Three were arrested in connection with the murder to date, but the family says they have no recent updates on the case from the attorney general’s office. (OMAR MARTÍNEZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM)

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announces the new sanctions against La Nueva Familia Michoacana, speaking at a podium

US announces new sanctions targeting members of La Nueva Familia Michoacana

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U.S. officials said the sanctions target leaders, lieutenants and an assassin working for the criminal organization La Nueva Familia Michoacana.
A fisherman points out the bubbling "water eye" in the ocean off Cozumel Island, with a cruise ship and another fishing boat in the background.

Churning “water eye” appears off coast of Cozumel Island in Quintana Roo

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The phenomenon is a result of the Yucatán Peninsula's unusual geology.
A person pours water on his face under blazing sun

Heat-related death toll climbs to 155, more than doubling in 3 weeks

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Tabasco and Veracruz account for nearly half of all heat-related fatalities in the country so far this year.